Best Oatmeal Cookies

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Ready In:
50 cookies




  • In a large mixing bowl, beat margarine and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg whites.
  • In a medium size bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg; add to sugar mixture.
  • Stir in oats, raisins and vanilla. Chill 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven 350°F.
  • Roll a teaspoon of dough into a ball and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Grease the bottom of a glass with margarine, dip glass in sugar and use to flatten ball of dough. continue, leaving adequate space between cookies.
  • Bake 10 minutes.
  • Cool on racks.

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  1. These are absolutely wonderful! Chewy and delicious. They don't taste low-fat at all.
  2. Soooo good with a tall glass of milk, I am on my fourth cookie right now. These are so easy to make and are really the perfect oatmeal cookie, a tad bit crispy on the outside and very moist and delicious in the inside!! They stayed together very nicely too. Thanks for the delicious cookie recipe Dancer.
  3. These cookies are the absolute best! All my friends who are total low-fat fanatics couldn't believe how good they tasted even though they're low fat! I ended up making 150 of these and passing them out.
  4. These cookies spread out and were thinner than I expected, but very good. I skipped the raisins and mixed in two eggs.... not just the egg whites. Yum!!!!! :o)
  5. I thought they were great. A little too sweet for me so I am going to cut back a little on the sugar and see how they turn out.


  1. I've tried two other oatmeal cookie recipes from this site. One was too dry the other was flat and didn't rise but this one was perfect! The only change I did was use baking powder instead of baking soda by accident don't know if that made a difference but they rose perfectly. Also the other recipes didn't call for nutmeg and to me that made them very tasty. Thanks for the recipe.
  2. these were the best cookies ive ever made flavor wise. i replaced raisins with chocolate chips, and very little nutmeg. family loves them thank you
  3. Love em! I used butter instead of margarine, still worked out fine. Recipe makes a huge amount of cookies!



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