Bessie's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Bessie's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

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Teresa Stroud


Bessie Westmoreland Spivey, baby sister of Jimmy Westmoreland

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Makes about 5 dozen
30 Min
15 Min


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2 c
all purpose flour
1 to 1.5 c
old fashion oats
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
1 c
(2 sticks) land o lakes unsalted butter, softened
2/3 c
granulated sugar
2/3 c
packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp
vanilla (optional)
1 tsp
1/8 tsp
2 large
2 c
1 c
chopped nuts (optional)

How to Make Bessie's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


  • 1Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine dry ingredients to include flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt in a bowl, mixing well. Add raisins and chopped pecans and mix again.
  • 2In a second mixing bowl cream together butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at time, mixing well after each addition.
  • 3Gradually mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients until well blended. Use a cookie scoop for more uniform cookies, drop onto ungreased baking sheets.
  • 4Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheet for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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About Bessie's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American

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