old fashioned oatmeal raisin cookies farmhouse style

My husband was craving a classic oatmeal cookie, so he made this old-fashioned oatmeal raisin cookie recipe from our family archives.  We agreed that this is the best Oatmeal Cookie we’ve ever eaten!  #cookies #cookierecipe #oatmealcookie

My husband was craving a classic oatmeal cookie, so he made this old-fashioned oatmeal raisin cookie recipe from our family archives.  We agreed that this is the best Oatmeal Cookie we've ever eaten!  #cookies #cookierecipe #oatmealcookie

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Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

We love family recipes that have been around for decades.  This basic oatmeal cookie recipe is one that we will always cherish.  Sometimes we are entertained by the lack of instructions.  This recipe card simply had a list of ingredients.  None of the minor details like baking time or temperatures were disclosed.  Fortunately, we were able to make educated guesses and end up with delicious oatmeal cookies!

As much as we like old-fashioned recipes and stories, we’re really grateful for minor conveniences like a cookie dough scoop that make our life easier.  These modern conveniences and increases in disposable income that have allowed us to purchase more of these conveniences make our lives much more comfortable than our grandparent’s lives.

I can use a cookie scoop to make cookies much more quickly than using a teaspoon.  I can also make cookies that are all the same size as the cookie scoop.  This makes baking easier because the entire cookie sheet bakes at the same rate and is finished at the same time.

We have the same experiences on the farm.  New tools and technology can make our lives easier.  A couple years ago I shared this comparison about making pig feed on a small farm versus a large farm.  There are still families involved in each size, but the equipment is different.  Frankly, there’s a lot of farm equipment that’s big and modern that just saves a lot of time and back-breaking labor while making farm life a lot easier.

My husband was craving a classic oatmeal cookie, so he made this old-fashioned oatmeal raisin cookie recipe from our family archives.  We agreed that this is the best Oatmeal Cookie we've ever eaten!  #cookies #cookierecipe #oatmealcookie

Our Applesauce Raisin Cookies and Farmhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies have also been very popular.  We hope that you enjoy some of our cookie recipes!

Printable Recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

My husband was craving a classic oatmeal cookie, so he made this old-fashioned oatmeal raisin cookie recipe from our family archives.  We agreed that this is the best Oatmeal Cookie we've ever eaten!  #cookies #cookierecipe #oatmealcookie

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening or butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup raisins seedless
  • 1 2/3 cup rolled oats

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Cream sugar and shortening together.  Add eggs, mix well.  Add milk, mix well.

  2. Stir together flour, baking soda, and cinnamon.  Add slowly to creamed mixture.  Mix well.  Add raisins and oats and mix well.

  3. Drop by teaspoon or cookie dough scoop onto a greased baking sheet.  Bake for 8-12 minutes.

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