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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies is one I would bake again.

Unlike most Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, this one is not heavy on the oatmeal. If you did not know oatmeal was an ingredient, you may not realize it is in there!

They are not a thick chewy oatmeal cookie – think more of a chocolate chip cookie base but with raisins.

I modified the recipe a smidge and you will find the “updated” Oatmeal Raisin Cookies recipe at the bottom of this post.

The cookies tasted a bit flat so I suggest adding the salt.

Also, I did not scald the baking soda but if you want to then you add the baking soda to a small about of hot water. 

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

History of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

According to Wikipedia

An oatmeal raisin cookie is a type of drop cookie distinguished by an oatmeal-based dough with raisins mixed throughout.

Its ingredients also typically include flour, sugar, eggs, salt, and various spices.

A descendant of the Scottish oatcake, the oatmeal cookie was eventually improved with raisins, and now the oatmeal raisin cookie is one of the most popular cookies in the United States.

The first recorded recipe was by Fannie Merrit Farmer in 1896.

When the cookies were becoming prominent in the United States in the early 1900s, they came to be known as a “health food” by reason of having increased fiber and vitamin contents from the oatmeal and raisins. Nonetheless, the nutritional value of an oatmeal raisin cookie is virtually equivalent to that of a chocolate chip cookie, with each having practically the same sugar, fat, calorie and fiber content.

Oatmeal Cookies by Minnie Snyder

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda, scalded
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cup dry oatmeal
  • 1 cup raisins or nuts


  1. Cream sugar and shortening
  2. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla
  3. Sift dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture
  4. Fold in oatmeal and raisins
  5. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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