Thursday, September 24, 2009


Forrest went to the New Orleans Saints vs. Philadelphia Eagles game last weekend in Philly. He was staying with his Aunt who had secured him the tickets. I wanted to do a little something to show my appreciation for her NFL kindness, so I decided to bake some oatmeal raisin cookies to send to her. I read a couple of recipes that I had found on the Internet and wasn't enamored by any of them. Then I decided that the best oatmeal raisin cookie recipe would probably be found on the box of the key ingredient. I grabbed my container of oats and scanned the packaging for the winning recipe and found nothing. Then just before I was about to head back to the computer and start my search again I decided to pop the top of the Old Fashioned Oats. There, under the lid was the extremely easy and proven recipe I had been searching for!

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Quaker Oatmeal Recipe


  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1 cup raisins


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Beat together butter and sugars until creamy.

3. Add eggs and vanilla to the butter mixture, beat well.

4. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.

5. Stir in oats and raisins; mix well.

6. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.

7. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

8. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; then remove to wire rack.


Maryanna said...

These look so good. I love oatmeal raisin cookies!

christenandjames said...

I made these the other day also, they're delicious!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Good call on picking the recipe on the package. That can be a really good way to go! These cookies look wonderful. I'm thinking I might have to make some oatmeal cookies this weekend now.

teresa said...

great pictures, these would vanish fast in our house too!

Stacey T said...

I LOVE to make these cookies...they are even good when you add choc. chips!

Kerstin said...

These are the ones I make too, they are so good!

Suzy said...

This is the recipe my Mom has used as long as I can remember and I'm 41. Hard to beat!

Ana said...

This is my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe too!

Anonymous said...

These are my husband's favorite oatmeal cookies and they do vanish very quickly. I add 1 cup shredded coconut, too.

Anonymous said...

Family favorite ! Last time I made them I added dried cranberries,. Everyone loved them.

Donna Brown said...

To make these the BEST EVER cookies, barely cover the raisins with water and bring to a boil. Cool and THEN add to cookies. This is the way to make them awesome!

Anonymous said...

Made these just now, I am pretty disappointed in how they turned out. Too thick and breast, had to cook for 15 minutes to get them golden brown. Won't be making these again.

Betty said...

Girl ! just wanted to drop you a line or two about your OATMEAL COOKIE recipe ..the best ever..I tried cooking the raisins as someone mentioned and they were very good in the cookie.Can't understand anyone not being able to make these,,Easy Peasy..Thank you so much for the recipe

Anonymous said...

This is the 1 I remember when I was a child...OMG delish! ��

Unknown said...

I substitue this oatmeal (bus use the recipe directions) for the instant apple flavored oatmeal. One package for each cup called for and they turn out sooooo good.