Orange Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins

I got this recipe from a friend of mine. We think these cookies are delicious! A nice hint of orange to an oatmeal cookie! I usually double this recipe, and (if I'm feeling nutty! I'll add some chopped pecans! (Prep time does not include soaking the raisins overnight in the liqueur.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine raisins and liqueur; let stand overnight or for several hours.
  2. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Beat in egg and orange peel.
  4. Combine flour and baking soda; stir into butter mixture.
  5. Add raisins (with liquid) and oats.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets; spacing about 2-inches apart--flatten slightly.
  8. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes.
  9. Cool completely.
  10. Melt white chocolate according to directions on package.
  11. Use Crisco to thin until consistency is appropriate to drizzle on top of each cookie.
  12. Let harden completely before storing.
Most Helpful

I used dried cranberries instead of raisins for a holiday theme and they were delicious. I needed more like 1/4 cup triple sec to cover the cranberries (I wanted to be sure they were seriously soaked). Also, I added the white choc. chips directly to the cookie batter because I wasn't going to have time to drizzle it on later. Thanks for posting!

ranch-girl December 17, 2007

hese cookies are the best! I modified the recipe by adding 1c of white chcolate chips instead of the drizzle. I also put it 1/4 t. of cardamom (thanks to my Danish grandma!)

John from CT December 11, 2004

I was going to post this but found it here. A definite killer cookie. The original recipe, which was from Martha Stewart, called for orange juice or liquer, and I've always used the orange juice, which I prefer because I feel better giving them to the kiddies then. Glad you posted this. They're always a major hit on my Christmas platters.

Catwhispers July 19, 2006