By Merrie Wold on February 18, 2003
Photo by Derf
Photo by Derf
"This is a family favorite that I have been making for years. It's the most requested oatmeal cookie recipe I've ever made. I found it somewhere years ago, but have lost the source. The secret is soaking the raisins which makes all the difference."
Serving Size: 1 (1520 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Delicious cookies! My daughter and I made these together this afternoon. I found the directions to be very accurate - even down to the number of cookies. I used a small meatball scooper to measure and came up with exactly 72 cookies. They hold their shape well while baking - not much spreading at all. The raisins stayed moist and plump - I liked the unique method of pre-soaking them. On a personal note, I am so happy that Merrie shared this recipe online- I am part of the family mentioned in the description, but since I live very far away, I don't often get a chance to taste her yummy dishes. Thanks for sharing the recipe!"
"The cookies are wonderful...I agree, the secret is in the 'egg-raisin-soak process'. I have discarded my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe and added this one to my file! Thanks for sharing!!!!! "
"This is a great recipe. The cookies came out just crisp enough to be really delicious. Not too soft, not too crisp. My wife considers herself to be an Oatmeal Cookie connoisseur and she raved about the cookies. She even took some to her work place and everyone there enjoyed the cookies. Thanks for posting this recipe. "
"I don't usually like cookies, I'm more interested in the dough...but these are more than great, they are awesome!!! I have had to make these 4 times since I got the recipe a week ago, and 3 of the 4 times I had to double the batch. I did add some nutmeg (1 tsp.) to the spices and a little less than 1/4 cup milk to the egg mix. Now I have neighborhood kids coming over just to see if I have baked any more of these wonderful little things. What an awesome recipe!!!"
"YUM! My fiance is very particular about oatmeal raisin cookies and he loved them! They have such a good flavor. I think I may add a few more raisins next time. Thanks for the great recipe!"
"Great oatmeal cookies! Better than my mother's recipe(don't tell her). Thanks for sharing."
"Awesome. A nice mix of oatmeal and cookie dough texture! A good amount of raisins too. They stay chewy, which is the most important part of all! Thanks"
"Best. Oatmeal. Cookies. EVER! Have made these 3 times in the past month....4 if you count the batch I'm getting ready to make and they are AMAZING! I've made with raisins, craisins, and mixed berries and they've all been terrific!"
"After searching for years I finally found the perfect Oatmeal Cookie recipe. My husbancd loves them and all the recipes I have tried never were quite to his liking. But, this recipe had him moaning how good they were. All other Oatmeal cookie recipes have been tossed out. Soaking the raisins made them moist and the cookies were firm but soft, not hard as a rock. LOVE!!!!"
"These were good cookies. I forgot to add the nuts. I didn't have any raisins on hand so I added Craisins instead...still yummy!"
"Made these and they are wonderful. Fat content, cholesterol & sodium content is just what the doctor ordered. Found the batter a little hard to work with after dry ingredients added so used my fingers and it worked out fine. Thanks again"
" I'm already making these delicious cookies again(my family requested), this time a double batch! I'm telling you if you love oatmeal raisin cookies you'll love these"
"This is the exact same recipe that I use! I got it from the Colorado Cache Cookbook. It is THE best oatmeal cookies!"
"These cookies were perfect in every way except for being just a tad salty. Next time I will reduce the salt by one-half. "
"These cookies are incredibly good. I thought at least with the oatmeal and raisins they'd have something healthy in there, but I'm just afraid they're better than that. Like Goldilocks, these turned out "just right"; not too soft, not too crisp, perfect, petite, and YES! even dainty. (If you can imagine a dainty oatmeal cookie, this would be the one.) From now on, this will be my oatmeal cookie of choice!"
"These cookies turned out great! Wow, soaking the raisins makes all the difference. Two of my kids (raisin haters) cringed when they saw the cookies and I pleaded with them to give them a try. They were absolutley amazed. They gobbled them up. The directions were perfect and easy to follow. Thank you, Thank you! I too will throw way my other oatmeal cookie recipes. This is the one!"
"~AWESOME COOKIES~ THIS is by far beyond a "GREAT COOKIES!" I did make 2 small changes; I added a tablespoon of butter than what was called for & I added about 1/4 teaspoon of allspice to recipe. THE PICTURE THAT IS POSTED TO GO W/ THESE COOKIES DO NOT DO THIS RECIPE JUSTICE. I agree,....soaking the raisin in the egg & vanilla mixture for 1 hour is a luscious trick. I pondered a lot on which recipe to use. the SOAKING THE RAISINS IN EGGS & VANILLA MIXTURE FOR I HOUR made the smartest sense to me. I AM SO GLAD I TRIED YOUR RECIPE. I HAD A REALLY GOOD RECIPE THAT I HAD LOST OVER 20 YEARS AGO...WAH-LAH I WILL NEVER CRY OVER THAT LOSS. SINCERELY THANK YOU ....& HAPPY BAKING"
"This recipe has become my goto recipe for oatmeal cookies. I don't know about "best", but these are a tasty oatmeal cookie. I am trying to make my cookies a little more nutritious so substituted 1 cup of white flour for 1 cup of whole wheat and 1 cup of sugar w/1 cup of Splenda. No one could tell the difference! Also, i make my cookies a little bigger I guess because I only get 48 cookies. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!"
"This is it! This is the one you are looking for, look no further. Two choices, go to the greatest bakery and have the most perfect cookie in the world or make this recipe and have lots of them. Seriously, it's good."
"I have not tried this yet but when I make cookies using 3 sticks of margarine or buttier,<br/>I use: 1 stick butter, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt. This adds moisture<br/>and the health benefits of olive oil & yogurt with less saturated fat.<br/>I will definitely try this recipe. <br/>miss meanjean"