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Best Oatmeal Cookies


Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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

Reviews:

  • Jan Harroun

    The cookies are wonderful…I agree, the secret is in the ‘egg-raisin-soak process’. I have discarded my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe and added this one to my file! Thanks for sharing!!!!!

  • jicamama

    I don’t usually like cookies, I’m more interested in the dough…but these are more than great, they are awesome!!! I have had to make these 4 times since I got the recipe a week ago, and 3 of the 4 times I had to double the batch. I did add some nutmeg (1 tsp.) to the spices and a little less than 1/4 cup milk to the egg mix. Now I have neighborhood kids coming over just to see if I have baked any more of these wonderful little things. What an awesome recipe!!!

  • karenway

    Great oatmeal cookies! Better than my mother’s recipe(don’t tell her). Thanks for sharing.

  • karenway

    Great oatmeal cookies! Better than my mother’s recipe(don’t tell her). Thanks for sharing.

  • SiSi

    YUM! My fiance is very particular about oatmeal raisin cookies and he loved them! They have such a good flavor. I think I may add a few more raisins next time. Thanks for the great recipe!

  • jicamama

    I don’t usually like cookies, I’m more interested in the dough…but these are more than great, they are awesome!!! I have had to make these 4 times since I got the recipe a week ago, and 3 of the 4 times I had to double the batch. I did add some nutmeg (1 tsp.) to the spices and a little less than 1/4 cup milk to the egg mix. Now I have neighborhood kids coming over just to see if I have baked any more of these wonderful little things. What an awesome recipe!!!

  • Budster

    This is a great recipe. The cookies came out just crisp enough to be really delicious. Not too soft, not too crisp. My wife considers herself to be an Oatmeal Cookie connoisseur and she raved about the cookies. She even took some to her work place and everyone there enjoyed the cookies. Thanks for posting this recipe.

  • Budster

    This is a great recipe. The cookies came out just crisp enough to be really delicious. Not too soft, not too crisp. My wife considers herself to be an Oatmeal Cookie connoisseur and she raved about the cookies. She even took some to her work place and everyone there enjoyed the cookies. Thanks for posting this recipe.

  • HeatherFeather

    Delicious cookies! My daughter and I made these together this afternoon. I found the directions to be very accurate – even down to the number of cookies. I used a small meatball scooper to measure and came up with exactly 72 cookies. They hold their shape well while baking – not much spreading at all. The raisins stayed moist and plump – I liked the unique method of pre-soaking them. On a personal note, I am so happy that Merrie shared this recipe online- I am part of the family mentioned in the description, but since I live very far away, I don’t often get a chance to taste her yummy dishes. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • HalyaSYN

    I registered, just so I could come here to say that this cookie recipe is amazing. I skipped the nuts, added another 1/2 c of raisins, a tsp of nutmeg, a half tsp of cloves, and a half tsp of allspice. AMAZING. Thank you for the recipe!

  • SiSi

    YUM! My fiance is very particular about oatmeal raisin cookies and he loved them! They have such a good flavor. I think I may add a few more raisins next time. Thanks for the great recipe!

  • adopt101

    Best. Oatmeal. Cookies. EVER! Have made these 3 times in the past month….4 if you count the batch I'm getting ready to make and they are AMAZING! I've made with raisins, craisins, and mixed berries and they've all been terrific!

  • Jan Harroun

    The cookies are wonderful…I agree, the secret is in the ‘egg-raisin-soak process’. I have discarded my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe and added this one to my file! Thanks for sharing!!!!!

  • HeatherFeather

    Delicious cookies! My daughter and I made these together this afternoon. I found the directions to be very accurate – even down to the number of cookies. I used a small meatball scooper to measure and came up with exactly 72 cookies. They hold their shape well while baking – not much spreading at all. The raisins stayed moist and plump – I liked the unique method of pre-soaking them. On a personal note, I am so happy that Merrie shared this recipe online- I am part of the family mentioned in the description, but since I live very far away, I don’t often get a chance to taste her yummy dishes. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • bowhntngbabe

    After searching for years I finally found the perfect Oatmeal Cookie recipe. My husbancd loves them and all the recipes I have tried never were quite to his liking. But, this recipe had him moaning how good they were. All other Oatmeal cookie recipes have been tossed out. Soaking the raisins made them moist and the cookies were firm but soft, not hard as a rock. LOVE!!!!

  • Chris Reynolds

    This recipe has become my goto recipe for oatmeal cookies. I don't know about "best", but these are a tasty oatmeal cookie. I am trying to make my cookies a little more nutritious so substituted 1 cup of white flour for 1 cup of whole wheat and 1 cup of sugar w/1 cup of Splenda. No one could tell the difference! Also, i make my cookies a little bigger I guess because I only get 48 cookies. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

  • bowhntngbabe

    After searching for years I finally found the perfect Oatmeal Cookie recipe. My husbancd loves them and all the recipes I have tried never were quite to his liking. But, this recipe had him moaning how good they were. All other Oatmeal cookie recipes have been tossed out. Soaking the raisins made them moist and the cookies were firm but soft, not hard as a rock. LOVE!!!!

  • HalyaSYN

    I registered, just so I could come here to say that this cookie recipe is amazing. I skipped the nuts, added another 1/2 c of raisins, a tsp of nutmeg, a half tsp of cloves, and a half tsp of allspice. AMAZING. Thank you for the recipe!

  • adopt101

    Best. Oatmeal. Cookies. EVER! Have made these 3 times in the past month….4 if you count the batch I'm getting ready to make and they are AMAZING! I've made with raisins, craisins, and mixed berries and they've all been terrific!

  • Chris Reynolds

    This recipe has become my goto recipe for oatmeal cookies. I don't know about "best", but these are a tasty oatmeal cookie. I am trying to make my cookies a little more nutritious so substituted 1 cup of white flour for 1 cup of whole wheat and 1 cup of sugar w/1 cup of Splenda. No one could tell the difference! Also, i make my cookies a little bigger I guess because I only get 48 cookies. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

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