Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This is the best oatmeal cookie recipe I’ve ever tried:

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

by Quaker Oats


  • 1/2  cup (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4  cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2  cup granulated sugar
  • 2  eggs
  • 1  teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1  teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 3  cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1  cup raisins

Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats and raisins; mix well.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time Time: 08 min


Bar Cookies: Press dough onto bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Store tightly covered. 24 BARS. VARIATIONS: Stir in 1 cup chopped nuts. Substitute 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or candy-coated chocolate pieces for raisins; omit cinnamon. Substitute 1 cup diced dried mixed fruit. HIGH ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Increase flour to 1-3/4 cups and bake as directed.







When I make these cookies, I add walnuts and sometimes chocolate chips.  I love the raisins with the chocolate chipes.  I’m finding some discrepancies on the net with this recipe. Mine came from a box of Quaker Oats a few months ago.  Baking Blonde’s recipe has a little more butter and brown sugar. Check out her cooking blog if you like to bake.  I’m trying to stay away from butter and sugar both….but every once in awhile, I have to splurge. (photo from Quaker Oats web page).


4 thoughts on “Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  1. Janet June 14, 2011 / 11:01 am

    Yum! Homemade cookies….my favorite! Sadly I don’t think there will be any baking done for quite awhile around here. Once it gets hot my oven stays off….and today we’re expecting 97º. I can’t complain though because this is our first hot day so far.


  2. April Cole June 15, 2011 / 12:44 am

    This recipe seems delightful to try, thanks :]


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