Holiday Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

"Another great recipe from my mother's recipe box. These cookies are great. This does not make a doughy batter, but they come out just fine. These go over well at Christmas and Thanksgiving gatherings. I've taken them to potlucks. You can use different colored candy pieces and have them at halloween and New Year's."
photo by Mrs. Hughes photo by Mrs. Hughes
photo by Mrs. Hughes
photo by HokiesMom photo by HokiesMom
photo by HokiesMom photo by HokiesMom
Ready In:
36 cookies




  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat together butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg, and vanilla extract.
  • Add flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Mix well.
  • Stir in oats, raisins, walnuts, and candy pieces.
  • Drop by tablespoons onto lightly greased cookie sheets.
  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes.

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  1. HokiesMom
    Good cookie. Very dense from batter to baking. I decreased baking time to 10 minutes but the cookies are still rather solid. I think next time I'll add a tablespoon more of butter or just a few less oats. They are very tasty - just drier than I'd like. Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup Tag Game


I love to cook healthy, but I want it to be easy and delicious! HA! I like cooking with an instant pot and the crockpot. Cooking in the oven is long as I don't have to do a lot of prep work to get it in the oven. I am a teacher and don't have time for complicated and time consuming recipes during the school year. During the summer, it's a different story. I'll cook those complicated and time consuming recipes. I have a bit more time for that. I like a good farmer's market where I can get fresh vegetables Because, let's face it, those farmer's market vegetables just taste better! Nothing beats fresh fruits and vegetables and summer is the best time to enjoy those. I really enjoy cooking for my husband and family, gatherings with friends and family, church and work potlucks, and anyone else who needs something to eat. hahaa I like trying new and always delight in finding a new treasure to add to the recipe box. My mother was a fantastic cook! I've never had fried chicken as good as hers. Her chocolate pie was the absolute best. She made the best lasagna, chicken and dressing, chicken pot pie, Christmas candy, cakes, and pies. Although mom and I cook differently, I learned so much from her about cooking good food. So, really I owe my cooking skills to my mom.
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