Best Ever Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Best Ever Oatmeal-raisin Cookies Recipe

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Amy Alusa


I got this recipe on the back of the butter flavored Crisco can. I have tweaked it just a bit; but it is delicious. The raisins are of course optional, and if you would rather, you may want to use chocolate, butterscotch, cinnamon or peanut butter chips. Alwsys a hit with my family, and requested often from others as well.

★★★★★ 1 vote
3 dozen
20 Min
10 Min


1 1/2 c
butter flavored shortening (i use crisco)
2 1/2 c
dark brown sugar, firmly packed
2/3 c
3 tsp
real vanilla extract (no imitations)
1 tsp
orange zest (grated orange peel
2 c
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
6 c
rolled oats, quick cooking or old-fashioned
2 c
raisins, currants, dates, choc chips (your choice)
2 c
walnuts, coarsely chopped

How to Make Best Ever Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies


  • 1Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • 2Cream together the shortening with the sugar. Add vanilla extract, milk and egg. Beat at medium speed until combined. Do not overbeat.
  • 3In a separate bowl, sift or whisk very well the next 4 dry ingredients. Mix into the creamed mixture, then, stir in the oats, raisins,nuts, etc.
  • 4Place 1” -2” balls, about 2” apart on un-greased cookie sheets. Flatten gently to about 3/8 of an inch with palm of your hand.
  • 5Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes (depending on size). Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets before removing to cooking racks to cool completely. Yield: 3 dozen.
  • 6NOTE: We like to make 'em big; but if you would prefer, this recipe can be halved very easily, and works just fine. I use air cushioned cookie sheets.

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