Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 mins

Direct from the folks at Quaker, unchanged, unmeddled/unfooled around with. Perfection is something you just don't mess with...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. In large bowl, beat margarine and sugars until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well.
  3. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; mix well.
  4. Add oats; mix well.
  5. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake 8 to 9 minutes for a chewy cookie or 10 to 11 minutes for a crisp cookie.
  7. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely.
  8. Store tightly covered.
Most Helpful

When I went to make these, I discovered that although I'd kept the oatmeal box to store my bulk oatmeal, I'd thrown out the recipe! The Quaker site has lots of recipes but doesn't specify which one is on the box, so I came here. Just like I remembered...yummy. I made some plain, some w/raisins, and some with no spices but with choc chips, nuts, and coconut added. These will make lovely Christmas gifts. Thanks so much!

firefly68 December 22, 2008

a great recipe; the times for a softer cookie were right on for my oven. my husband enjoyed it so much he wants to try it substituting chocolate chips for the raisins!

emilysassylime September 14, 2007

I followed the recipe, but ended up with a very stiff dough that didn't drop during baking. To avoid "oatmeal raisin balls" instead of cookies, I flattened them out while still warm and they came out OK. Next time, I will "mess with perfection" and try less flour :-)

Sous sous sous chef February 27, 2008