Best Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies




About: Join today, a place to post recipe(s), request a “certain” recipe(s), also communicate with others!! Vintage recipes passed down from family and friends, to recipes obtained from antique newspape...

Total Time: 30 min
Prep: 5 min
Cook: 25 mins.


1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup dark brown sugar, lightly packed

1 cup granulated sugar

3 eggs, at room temperature

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

3 cups Quaker® Oats (old fashioned)

2 cups raisins

2 cups pecans, toasted


* Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

* Place the pecans on a sheet pan and bake for 5-10 minutes, until crisp. Set aside to cool. Chop very coarsely.

* In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. With the mixer on low, add the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla.

* Sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together into a medium bowl. With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Add the oats, raisins, and pecans and mix just until combined.

* Using a small ice-cream scoop or a tablespoon, drop 2-inch mounds of dough onto sheet pans lined with parchment paper. Flatten slightly.

* Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned. Transfer the cookies to a baking rack and cool completely.

Yield: 30-35 cookies

Step 1:



    • Pie Contest

      Pie Contest
    • Organization Contest

      Organization Contest
    • Weaving Challenge

      Weaving Challenge

    3 Discussions


    3 years ago on Introduction

    I hope you'll give this recipe a try. If you do, be sure to leave myself a comment or two in the section at the bottom of this page and let me know ... Greatly Appreciated, Cyann : - )


    3 years ago on Introduction

    You can't go wrong with old fashioned oatmeal cookies. YUM!

    Thanks for sharing your recipe here!

    1 reply