The Very Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Ever!

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  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. In another bowl, combine crisco, and sugars, mix well.
  4. Gradually add dry ingredients.
  5. Blend in raisin mixture -- mix well.
  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. 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. 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. 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. 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.


Most Helpful

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.

YungB March 24, 2008

I baked these exactly according to instructions. Frankly, I was disappointed. The recipe was easy and preparation was quick. No sifting or use of out of the ordinary ingredients. Outcome was certainly not as good as described on the 5 star ratings. They were just ok. My last tray I baked an additional 2 minutes but they still didn't crisp around the edges. We ate them, but I wouldn't make this recipe again. I'll seek out another recipe that is crispy, offers more flavor and more to my expectations. Sorry.

Melinda M. June 02, 2015

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.

rosemg.momone February 17, 2014

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