oatmeal raisin cookies

I’ve been hankering for some homemade Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for some time. Today I made a batch using this recipe. I halved the recipe and added 2 T. of honey. Here’s the recipe, as I tweaked it.

Cream together:
* 1 cup brown sugar
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 cup butter [I used one stick of unsalted butter and one stick of Parkey margarine.]
* 2 eggs
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 2 Tablespoons honey
Add the dry ingredients and mix well:
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 2 cups flour
* 2 1/2 cups rolled oats (regular)
* 1 1/2 cups raisins
* 1 1/2 cups nuts [I omitted these.]

oatmeal raisin cookie dough

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. I used a small scoop to put the dough on the cookie sheet. Easy and quick.

cookie scoop

so easy

Bake at 375* for 9 minutes. Check you own oven after 8 minutes. Temperatures will vary from oven to oven and the time should be adjusted accordingly. Don’t let the cookies over brown or they will be hard.

don't they smell good!

Let the cookies cool for a minute or two before removing them from the cookie sheet to the cooling rack. They will hold their round shape better, if allowed to cool slightly before moving.

cookie stack

This recipe made 7 dozen cookies.

make room for more

DD thought the house smelled pretty good when she walked in after school. 🙂 ~~Rhonda


  1. Carolyn
    Posted February 2, 2009 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!! I can smell them way over here! One of my favorite cookies! They look so tender and delicious!

  2. Sharon Leffew
    Posted February 3, 2009 at 6:43 am | Permalink

    Thank you for sharing this as I have been searching for a good oatmeal cookie recipe. I may substitue butter-flavored Crisco for the butter as I seem to have better results when using. Thanks again!

  3. cherylann
    Posted July 10, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

    i wonder how they would be as oatmeal pecan….may have to experiment 😉

  4. Posted May 1, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    I was wondering what kind of nuts you would put in these cookies if you used nuts?

  5. Posted May 1, 2013 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    Hilary, I’d use walnuts. If not walnuts, then pecans. They’d be good either way.

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