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oatmeal raisin cookies

Old Fashioned Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  • Author: The Settlement Cookbook
  • Total Time: 20 minutes


Chewy, flavorful Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies that have the perfect ratio of oatmeal to raisins. This easy recipe can be put together in a flash!


  • 1 cup unsalted, sweet cream butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • ¼ cup sweet milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon [Full Disclosure: I took the cinnamon and clove measurements for the American Woman’s Cookbook recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.]
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup chopped raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts [These are optional. I don’t do nuts in my baked goods.]


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Mix all dry ingredients together and then add the raisins. Mix to coat and distribute evenly. Set aside.

  2. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, and beat until incorporated. Add the dry mixture to the butter mixture, stir to mix. Add the milk to make a stiff dough. Honestly I never know what this means, so I just added all of it and it was fine. It’s not bread. Geez.Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
  3. Drop tablespoons on a baking sheet 1 inch apart. Bake for 8-12 minutes depending on your desired “doneness”. These cookies really don’t spread and it helps them cook evenly if you tap the top down a little. Not necessary.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

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