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    The Very Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Ever!

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    1 hr 25 mins

    1 hr 15 mins

    10 mins

    grandma2969's Note:

    We love this recipe because it will stay chewy in the cookie jar for 7 days..if they last that long...everyone who tries them raves. If you like a big fat chewy oatmeal raisin cookie, you have to try these.

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    Serves: 12



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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°.
    2. 2
      Whisk eggs in a small bowl, add 1/4 cup water, 1 tsp vanilla and raisins; mix well. VERY IMPORTANT let set on counter for at least 1 hour.
    3. 3
      In another bowl, combine crisco, and sugars, mix well.
    4. 4
      Gradually add dry ingredients.
    5. 5
      Blend in raisin mixture -- mix well.
    6. 6
      I use a cookie scoop, slightly less than 1/4 cup and place them on a greased cookie sheet. I slightly flatten them with the back of the scoop.
    7. 7
      Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. Do not flatten cookies a lot -- just a gentle tap.other wise they will flatten out too much.
    8. 8
      Baking note: please remember to reverse position of cookie sheets halfway through baking. DO NOT OVER BAKE. Cookies should be slightly golden brown around edges. Centers will look set-- let cool 1 minute on cookie sheet and then remove to wire rack to complete cool.
    9. 9
      I have used this recipe for over 30 years-- always outstanding-- most important thing to remove cookies from oven before they are finished-- residual heat in cookies will complete cooking-- and result in a cookie that is not dried out.
    10. 10
      I also add more walnuts, as I like lots of big nuts in my oatmeal cookies-- I have often left the egg, raisin mixture on counter, for a couple of hours while cleaning house and came back and baked marvelous cookies.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 25, 2008


      KEEPER!! Crispy on the edges and soft and chewy as you go into the center. So good and so easy to do. My kind of recipe.

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    • on February 17, 2014

      By far, the worst cookie I have ever made/baked. They were very dry, no flavor and I followed the recipe to a "T". After the first pan, I thought adding vanilla chips would be helpful.. again, another waste. I bake very well and this recipe was horrible. I would never advise using it. I normally do not comment on recipes, but this one was worth the comments.

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    • on January 02, 2011


      Wow! These are amazing! Soaking the raisins really makes a difference. I've been looking for a keeper oatmeal cookie recipe for a long time...and this is it! Crispy edges but soft inside! Yumm! And so much flavor!

      My only alterations...ended up soaking the raisins for about 2 hours, and used 1/2 cup real butter, and 1/2 cup butter flavor Crisco. Also substituted pecans for walnuts.

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    Nutritional Facts for The Very Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Ever!

    Serving Size: 1 (127 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 519.1
    Calories from Fat 204
    Total Fat 22.6 g
    Saturated Fat 5.1 g
    Cholesterol 52.8 mg
    Sodium 430.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 73.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
    Sugars 41.9 g
    Protein 7.5 g

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