Old-fashion oatmeal and raisins cookies

Karla Everett


These are a moist cookie and very delicious !!!

I first got this recipe off of a recipe card club from Betty Crocker over 35 years ago .


★★★★★ 2 votes

6 -1/2 dozen (less if bigger cookies)
15 Min
10 Min


  • 1 c
  • 1 c
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    cloves (i never use it)
  • 2 c
    oatmeal, uncooked
  • 1/2 c
    chopped walnuts

How to Make Old-fashion oatmeal and raisins cookies


  1. Simmer raisins and water in a small sauce pan over medium heat until the raisins are plump.
  2. Drain raisins ; reserving liquid . Add enough water to measure 1/2 cup.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 400°
  4. Mix thoroughly shortening , sugar , eggs and vanilla.
  5. Stir in the reserved liquid.
  6. Blend in remaining ingredients.
  7. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2" apart on a un-greased baking sheet. I like bigger cookies so I use a medium ice cream scooper , it makes perfectly rounded cookies.
  8. Bake 8 - 10 minutes or until brown.
  9. * if using self rising flour , omit soda , salt and baking powder.

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