Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Sheri in Georgia

These cookies are great! Soaking the raisins first are the key to this recipe. I found this in an old issue of a Mary Engelbreit magazine.

Top Review by wagard

These cookies are exactly what I was looking for. Had a recipe from Recipezaar before that soaked the raisins but lost it. Was delighted to find this one. The cookies stayed nice and plump when baked exactly 10 min. I will use this recipe many times. Thank you, Sheri

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine eggs, raisins, and vanilla extract in bowl and let stand--covered for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Cream together butter and the brown and granulated sugars.
  4. Add flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda; mix well.
  5. Add raisin mixture, oatmeal, and optional chopped nuts. The dough may seem a little dry; but it will be fine.
  6. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.
  8. Cool on wire rack.
  9. Notes: Recipe works well doubled.
  10. Time to make does not include the 1 hour needed for soaking the raisins.
  11. You can use golden or dark raisins.

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