Best Oatmeal Cookies

Best Oatmeal Cookies


Photo by SharonChen

  • Prep Time: 1 hr
  • Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
  • Yield: 48 cookies

About This Recipe

“This is a family favorite that I have been making for years. It’s the most requested oatmeal cookie recipe I’ve ever made. I found it somewhere years ago, but have lost the source. The secret is soaking the raisins which makes all the difference.”


    • 3 eggs, well beaten
    • 1 cup raisins
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 cup butter
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 2 1/2 cups flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 2 cups oatmeal
    • 3/4 cup chopped pecans


  1. This is a very important first step that makes the cookie: combine eggs, raisins and vanilla and let stand for one hour.
  2. Cream together butter and sugars.
  3. Add flour, salt, cinnamon and soda and mix well.
  4. Blend in egg-raisin mixture, oatmeal, and chopped nuts.
  5. Dough will be stiff.
  6. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet, or roll into balls and flatten slightly.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 (1520 g)

Servings Per Recipe: 1

Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Calories 129.6
Calories from Fat 50
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5.6g
Saturated Fat 2.6g
Cholesterol 21.7mg
Sugars 10.5 g
Sodium 141.0mg
Total Carbohydrate 18.6g
Dietary Fiber 0.8g
Sugars 10.5 g
Protein 1.8g

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