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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I don’t know what the weather is like right now where you are, but here it is COLD. I’m talking -26 degrees C cold.  Freeze your butt off cold. But, call me crazy, I love this kind of winter weather in January… It makes me feel like baking and nesting! So how about a cookie recipe to beat the cold weather! Nothing like cookies to make a house cozy!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This recipe is out from the archives…they are so good they needed another post!  😉



Oatmeal Raisin Cookies



  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg (Optional: I leave this out. I hate nutmeg.)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup raisins, chopped
  • 3 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl cream the butter and sugars together.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time. Combine until creamy and smooth.
  5. Add vanilla.
  6. Add the flour mix to the butter mix. Combine.
  7. Add the oats.
  8. Add the chopped raisins.
  9. Bake for 6-9 minutes. The less time baking, the softer the cookie.

Recipe from Joy of Cooking


  • If you have raisins around that have seen better days (that is, if they are kind of old and really dried out), you can boil them in a little bit of water for about 1-2 minutes.  Set them aside to cool, then drain the water.  Chop them up and proceed with the recipe.
  • This recipe works best with old fashioned rolled oats.  I have used instant oats and they turned out well too.  Cookies with the old fashioned oats make a chunkier cookie, and cookies with the instant oats make a more chewy cookie.
  • You can add chocolate chips to this recipe if you wish!


Chewy.  Soft.  Sweet.  Yummy.
Stay warm!

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    January 16, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    I must try that

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    North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard
    January 16, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Good thing to be doing inside when it is so cold out, brrr. However the Sun is out in full force which is such a wonderful bonus.

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    Amber - Binkertation
    January 16, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    This sounds delicious – definitely on my to bake list for the week and I’ll be taking your suggestion of adding chocolate chips! 😉

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    Leslie's Garden
    January 16, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Yum! I haven’t had any sugar for 12 days! Those look so wonderful!

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    Full Circle Creations
    January 17, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    They look delicious! I think I’m gonna have to try them out!


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    The Southern Product Queen
    January 17, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Love this post! I’m having a linky party, and would love for you to join! Here is the link Thanks for sharing!!!

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    Heather McMullin
    January 18, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    I would love for you to link this recipe up to my Famous Linkz Party!

    Heather aka Made Famous By

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    Tabitha (a.k.a. Penny)
    January 21, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    What a classic recipes! Thanks for linking it up with us at Weekend Potluck. We really love having you there.

    I’m pinning this with hopes that it will bring you a big traffic boost!

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    January 27, 2012 at 6:44 AM

    Yummmmm my favorite. Thanks for linking up to my Pity Party! I’m featuring you tomorrow. xo

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    September 15, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    ohgoodgolly I’m hopelessly fixated on that yumful stack of cookies! I must try these…thanks so much for sharing!

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    December 6, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    Any idea what kind of adjustments I should make for high altitude? I’m in Vail at 8,100 feet.


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    July 16, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    I just made these tonight. I am 9 months pregnant and they hit the spot! I am definitely keeping this recipe!!

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      July 18, 2014 at 8:20 AM

      Yay! I’m so happy you liked these…they’re one of my faves too!

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