Monday, July 13, 2009

An Old Old Recipe for Oatmeal Cookies

I've been making these cookies ever since I can remember. I must have been 10 or 11 when I started making them. The recipe is typed out on a faded card that's bent and smudged. I like it because it doesn't use quite as much butter as most cookie recipes.

Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 c + 2 T butter
1 c brown sugar
1/2 c white sugar
1 egg
1/4 c water
1 t vanilla

3 c oats
1 c flour
1 t salt
1 t baking soda
1 c raisins

Beat together butter, sugars, egg, water and vanilla until creamy.
Combine dry ingredients and add to wet ingredients. Mix well.
Stir in 1 cup raisins.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Let them set on the cookie sheet for a minute or two before removing them to a rack to cool.
Be ready with a glass of cold milk, a glass of lemonade or some iced tea.

You won't want to wait a moment longer than necessary to take that first nibble!

Note: Sometimes I just use 1 cup of butter since it's easier. I haven't noticed a difference. It will appear a bit gloppy for cookie dough. Let it set a few minutes, and it thickens.

Shared with:
Raising Homemakers - Old-Fashioned Friday


  1. Oh, they look yummy, are they soft cookies? I'm always looking for a good soft oatmeal cookie. I'll be trying these soon.

  2. Hi Sue,

    Yes, they are soft.

    As long as I don't overcook them that is!

    I sometimes use a cup of coconut, nuts, or chocolate chips instead of the raisins. My dad suggested dates and I think that craisins might be good as well. It's a good thing I took a photo. They didn't last until the next day!



  3. Those look great! I think tried-and-true recipes are the best.


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