Zesty Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

READY IN: 27mins
Recipe by 89240

These ain't your grandma's cookies, but sure are good. I think I would prefer these to chocolate most of the time, and that's saying alot. I make half with nuts and half without, to give people a choice.

Top Review by angelfan

These make a soft, moist cookie. The flavor is light, with just a touch of orange. I used walnuts, and molasses, as directed. I could hardly taste the oatmeal, so they do not taste like traitional oatmeal cookies. DH served some to a friend, and they both agreed this cookie is a winner.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a very small saucepan, bring orange juice to a boil.
  2. Add raisins, cover, and remove from heat.
  3. Allow to sit for 15 minutes; drain.
  4. While raisins are sitting, cream together butter, oil, vanilla, and zests.
  5. Add eggs, sugar and molasses; beat until blended.
  6. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and spices.
  7. Stir oats and drained raisins into wet mixture and add flour mixture slowly, mixing well.
  8. Stir in nuts.
  9. Refrigerate batter for at least 2 hours.
  10. Spoon heaping tablespoons of dough onto parchment lined baking sheets and flatten slightly with a spoon.
  11. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes.

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