Zesty Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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.

angelfan July 05, 2004

These are wonderful cookies. I enjoy making them with walnuts. I substitute the molasses with honey. These are simply addictive! Thanks for posting!

Charishma_Ramchandani July 02, 2004

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