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!

Close up old-fashioned oatmeal raisin cookies on baking rack

Our Applesauce Raisin Cookies, Sour Cream Cookies, and Farmhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies have also been very popular and stood the test of time.

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chewy and hearty with a hint of sweet in every juicy raisin these Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are too good to stop eating.  Add a glass of milk and it’s tempting to make a meal out of these delicious cookies!

We love family recipes like Old-Fashion Cream Pie 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!

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Close up old-fashioned oatmeal raisin cookies on cooling rack

A Vintage Cookie Recipe

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.

We hope that you enjoy some of our cookie recipes!

How to Make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Cream sugar and shortening together.  Add eggs, mix well.
  3. Add milk, mix well.
  4. Stir together flour, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  5. Add slowly to creamed mixture.  Mix well.
  6. Add raisins and oats and mix well.
  7. Drop by teaspoon or cookie dough scoop onto a greased baking sheet. 
  8. Bake for 8-12 minutes.

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Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Servings 36 cookies
Author: Jennifer
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
5 from 2 votes
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
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Cream sugar and shortening together.  Add eggs, mix well.  Add milk, mix well.
  • Stir together flour, baking soda, and cinnamon.  Add slowly to creamed mixture.  Mix well.  Add raisins and oats and mix well.
  • Drop by teaspoon or cookie dough scoop onto a greased baking sheet.  Bake for 8-12 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 96kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 36mgPotassium: 58mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 16IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg

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5 Comments

  1. These were fabulous. I will make these every time we crave oatmeal raisin cookies. The cinnamon just set them apart from other oatmeal cookies.

    1. 5 stars
      Thanks so much for letting me know! So glad you enjoyed them!

  2. 5 stars
    PERFECT, My cookies came out EXACTLY as I remembered as a teenager. Happy to find a recipe to replace the one I lost, Thank You

    1. So glad to hear this! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Karen Ferreira says:

    I’m sorry but these seem to cakey.

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