Cookie Lady's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Cookie Lady's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

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Susan Pagano


My Grandmother was known for many years as "The Cookie Lady". She baked at least one type of cookie daily in very large batch and gave them out to "the old people" in her retirement village. She was in her late 80'shen she moved there and was older than most of the other residents! I, along with all those with whom she shared this recipe, have tried to change ingredients and whip up a smaller batch but it just never works out. Make sure you have an extra hand for mixing in the largest bowl you have. You will love these!


★★★★★ 2 votes

makes a ton of cookies
20 Min
10 Min


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1 1/2 c
vegetable oil (not butter, margarine, shortening!)
2 c
1 lb firmly packed brown sugar
1 c
1/2 c
2 tsp
2 c
2 tsp
1 tsp
baking soda
6 c
old fashioned rolled oats
2 c

How to Make Cookie Lady's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


  • 1Pre-heat oven to 350.
  • 2Lightly grease cookie sheet
  • 3In a small bowl combine flour, salt and baking soda
  • 4In the largest mixing bowl you have beat together oil, sugars, eggs, water and vanilla.
  • 5Add flour mixture and beat well.
  • 6Beat in oatmeal (I always hand mixed this part as my mixer couldn't take it).
  • 7Fold in raisins.
  • 8Drop by rounded teaspoon onto greased cookie sheets.
  • 9Bake 12 minutes until lightly brown.
  • 10let cool for 3 minutes then move to cooling rack
  • 11NOTE: My Grandmother's cookies always spread out very thinly while cooking--nearly flattened. I have made this recipe hundreds of times and my result is normal-looking oatmeal raisin cookies. The taste is the same only the texture changes. Grandma had a magic touch with all of her cookies and no one in the family has ever figured out how she made ALL of her cookies flattened like this.

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About Cookie Lady's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American

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