Big Fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

"These are chunky yet crunchy oatmeal raisin cookies with a wonderful natural sweetness and a hint of cinnamon. I like these a lot and hope so will you! Feel free to add some chopped nuts of your choice if you like (but make sure to add some more liquid to the dough then)."
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Ready In:
13 big fat cookies




  • In a small bowl mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  • In a big bowl cream butter with sugar. Add egg and honey and beat well.
  • Little by little add the flour mixture. Knead into a dough (should stick together well but still be a bit crumbly).
  • Fold in oatmeal and raisins.
  • Shape the dough into balls of desired size (I make these big and fat as stated above--> balls the size of an egg). Place on a paper-lined baking sheet and flatten lightly.
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 180°C (~350°F) for 15-20 minutes (will vary according to size of your cookies).

Questions & Replies

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  1. Dolores B.
    would you please explain the ingredient measurements


  1. Gayle N.
    Well, these cookies are amazing!! I doubled the batch and added extra raisins on top of each cookie before baking so they were extra nice for a bake sale. They do not flatten while baking and that is exactly what I wanted. They are the perfect sweetness for my taste (not sugary sweet), crisp and light like a pastry, and my new 'go to' recipe!! Next time I'll make them as chocolate chip cookies! Thanks for this superbly delicious cookie!! (yes! they deserve all of the exclamation points!!)
  2. Sharon123
    Nice cookies! They were sweet enough, but I wanted just a touch more so mixed a little confectioner's sugar(powdered) and rice milk and drizzled over the top of the cookies. Bam! Loved them! Thanks! Made for the Spanish/Portuguese tag game.
  3. littlemafia
    The only problem it's they're gone already! Some went as a gift and for the rest, they we're supposed to try each one cookie. Even DD2 had one herself.I liked them for not being too sweet and the addition of raisins . A keeper.
  4. stingo
    My first attempt at making oatmeal raisin cookies and I'm very encouraged by this initial foray. The sweetness in the final product is just enough to be alluring, but not quite enough to be overpowering - to the point where saying "just one more" sneaks into your head, without your even realizing it. The oatmeal and raisins add to the texture and complexity in equal amounts, making for a well-rounded, tasty treat. Recommended.
  5. Andi Longmeadow Farm
    This saved me today. I thought my whole day would be spent in the kitchen, working and working. Up popped this recipe like a pop-tart in the toaster, and scazzammm...these babies were whipped up faster then a horse could eat a succulent apple from the apple tree. Baking time was 100% right on. A few stray chocolate chips (who were sneaking around the kitchen) thought they would make a "bust-a-move" into the bowl when I wasn't looking, so please excuse the addition of these chocolate chips. Yum. Yum. If you are making this cookie, please make sure you watch those chocolate chips though, they are sneaky. Made for *Everyday is a Holiday* November 2009



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