By Bev on July 30, 2002
Photo by Mary Ellen #3
Photo by Mary Ellen #3
"You've made oatmeal-raisin cookies before, so why try these? Because they're moist, chewy and loaded with raisins - and they're better than any you've tried before! From Cuisine Magazine"
Serving Size: 1 (47 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 36
"WOW!! These are the BEST oatmeal raisin cookies ever!! Soft, moist, chewy, the texture is perfect! I used unsalted butter and added 1/2 t cinnamon. These cookies are as good as any bakery sells. This will be my oatmeal cookie recipe from now on! Thanks Bev!!!"
"I swear on a stack of cookbooks that these cookies are near to perfection! I like oatmeal cookies (BUT only when they're soft and chewy; I don't like crispy oatmeal cookies) but my son and hubby don't like 'em at all. With anticipation of a personal oatmeal-cookie-feast, I halved this recipe and whipped up the batch this afternoon -- easy to prepare. I made one change with regards to ingredients: I soaked the raisins in some hot water and dark rum for about 15 minutes, then drained well. As for preparation, I used a small scoop, baked them for just 10 minutes, and they were (are!) divine -- soft and tender and chewy. My yield (small scoop, half of this recipe) was 41 cookies. A true Hall of Fame cookie, Bev!"
"These cookies are fantastic! Otis Spunkmeyer Bakery-style cookies that are so chewy. The only thing that you can do to make these cookies better is a glass of milk ; ) YUMMMMMMMMM Definitely not enough stars, these cookies deserve 10 stars Thanks so much Bev!"
"These are heavenly cookies. I altered the recipe slightly by using margarine instead of unsalted butter and adding about a tsp of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of nutmeg and 1/4 tsp cloves. I would decrease the salt slightly if using anything but unsalted butter, and the spices added a nice undertone. The texture is just wonderful, though. Thanks for the recipe."
"I have a theory that if I were stranded on a deserted island there are only two foods I would need (the drinks will be treated in a separate review). One is peanut butter and crackers (this should be thought of as ONE food). The other is this oatmeal cookie. This is the perfect food. This cookie gives you a good reason to go light on supper so you save room. This cookie is the reason that milk was invented. Enjoy!"
"Yum! I added a cup of walnuts. Also, I baked them for just another minute or so until they were just a tad darker than golden brown and they cooled with wonderful crispy edges and a tender center. Great taste and texture. Thank you!"
"Bev, I made these today with my three year old daughter. What can I say besides. I'm in Heaven. These are the best homemade oatmeal raisin cookies that I have ever tasted. My three year old fought me for the first one out of the oven and I can't get her to stop eating them. Thanks a bunch for helping me make memories with my daughter."
"yum! i'm chowing down my 8th one right now. put the batter in the fridge, it's the only way i can stop eating them is to stop making them. i too added cinnamon which i really think is a good ingredient for this recipe. can't wait to bring some to my mom tomorrow she's gonna flip! thx! o and i used instant oatmeal and margarine cuz that's all i had and it was fine. "
"These are excellent and chewy! Before adding the raisins I divided the batter and stirred raisins into half and chocolate chips into the other half. They are excellent as Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies too!"
"This is the best oatmeal cookie ever!! thank you Bev!!"
"I love this recipe! Though I added one slight alteration to it, which is as follows Take ¼ c Raisins finely chopped and place in saucepan Add: 1 ½ tsp Nutmeg 1 ½ tsp cinnamon ¼ C Brown Sugar (packed) 1 tsp Molasses ¼ C butter ½ Milky way Chocolate bar (broken up) Heat mixture on low until all is caramelized Then spread throughout creamed mixture (mmmmm) Add oats then other raisins. Try It!! It’s really good!! Paul firstname.lastname@example.org "
"Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, these are the best.... made some as directed and since I doubled the recipe, one half got mini M&M baking pieces instead of raisins... and yummy either way...a keeper"
"I bake and sell dozens of cookies each year. I can't wait to try this recipe.. A little trick I use is to soak raisins in pineapple juice for several minutes before adding to rest of ingredients."
" When I found this recipe I was thinking how different could they be. I've always made the recipe from the Quaker Oats box. They are really amazing. I don't have a cookie scoop so I put the dough in my measuring talbespoon and did it twice for each cookie. This will be the recipe I use from now on. Thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe."
"Very good cookie! Just a tip out there for people like me who just have a hodgepodge of cookie sheets. I used a silver one and a dark one on my first batch. Cooked for 13 minutes in a gas oven. The tops looked identical on both. However when i took them off the sheet the silver ones were perfect on the bottom and the dark ones kinda burned. Still edible, but not as good as the other ones. Used the silver one for the rest of them. Wonderful!"
"Wow!! What great cookies! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I made these to send to my dh overseas :) I did save 4-5 for myself :). They are so easy to make, and tasty too! Only thing i added was 1 tbs of cinnamon because i love cinnamon. Thanks!"
"Bev, these cookies were just delicious! I made them for my friend's birthday cause oatmeal cookies are her favorite cookie. She is 93 yrs. old!!! Thanks for a delicious, chewy cookie!!!"
"Very good! I also added a little cinnamon. Mine weren't as flat as the ones pictued, but that doesn't matter! Yum!"
"When I made these, people at work who never liked oatmeal raisin cookies were fighting over them! I added a little cinnamon and cloves to the cookie dough. My boyfriend is abhorrent to raisins, so in a separate bowl I added a few chocolate chips to the dough instead of raisins. Also, a great tip to keep cookies nice and fresh in their containers, is to add a piece of sandwhich bread, per two dozen cookies. "
"It's all been said, incredible!!!!"