The Real Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

READY IN: 28mins
Recipe by Der Letzte Freiherr

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

Top Review by firefly68

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!

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.

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