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


  1. Preheat 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.
  2. In 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.
  3. Gradually mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients until well blended. Use a cookie scoop for more uniform cookies, drop onto ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake 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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