Cookies | January 6, 2020

Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These chewy, spiced, Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are the perfect every occasion cookie! These cookies are full of delicious raisins, warm spices and a nice chewy middle that will leave you wanting for more. They are easy to make and done in a matter of minutes! This oatmeal raisin cookie recipe is a family heirloom were sure you’re going to love.

INGREDIENTS FOR OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES

  • rasins
  • quick oats oatmeal
  • crisco
  • sugar
  • brown sugar
  • eggs
  • flour
  • rising agents
  •  spices!

CAN I SUBSTITUTE THE SHORTENING?

There are substitutions for the shortening, HOWEVER shortening is used for a specific reason in cookies especially. Shortening in cookies makes the cookies fluffy and flakey. If you substitute it for butter or oil the cookies will be more flat and dense.

WHAT SPICES ARE IN OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES?

My grandmas recipe calls for all the delicious spices. Trust me on this one. They’re not overpowering but combined make the best flavor.  Added bonus? Your house will smell amazing.

  • nutmeg
  • cloves
  • all spice
  • cinnamon

HOW TO MAKE MOIST, SOFT OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES

To start use an electric mixer (or stand mixer) and cream your sugars and shortening together. *if using butter make sure it is room temp.

Next add in your egg and cream again.

While mixing add in your spices, rising agents and flour

Lastly fold in your quick oats and raisins.

To “FOLD IN” means to fold the batter around the ingredients and gently stir them together. 

BEST BAKING TIPS FOR OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES

  1. I like to line my cookie sheet with a parchment paper sheet. You can also use some cooking spray or butter. But the parchment sheet ensures no stick and is totally reusable!
  2. When putting cookies on cookie sheet use a cookie scoop so that each cookie is the same size and will cook evenly

BAKE

Bake your cookies till they are just set. Try not to let them get too brown or they will be dry and slightly crispy.

COOLING YOUR OATMEAL COOKIES

Let the cookies set on the cookie sheet for about 1 minute then remove to a cooling rack.

KEEPING YOUR OATMEAL COOKIES NICE AND MOIST!

Store cookies in an airtight bag or container. If you feel they are not as moist as you would like them place a slice of bread in the cookie bag and it will soften them right up!

How to store  them so they keep their chewy softeness?

If you are not going to finish the entire batch a good way to preserve the oatmeal raisin cookies chewiness and moisture is to freeze them immediately after they have cooled. Place in an airtight bag or container and place in freezer. Let thaw before eating.

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5 from 1 vote
oatmeal raisin cookies in a circle tin
Grandma Moon’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 

Delicious Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: america
Keyword: oatmeal cookies
Servings: 18
Calories: 307 kcal
Author: Stephanie
Ingredients
  • 1 c crisco
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c flour
  • 1 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t cloves
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
  • 1/2 t allspice
  • 2 c quick oats
  • 1 c raisins
Instructions
  1. Cream crisco, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Mix in vanilla and eggs.
  3. Slowly add in remaining dry ingredients until just mixed.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees 10-13 minutes or until edges just set.
Recipe Notes

KEEPING YOUR OATMEAL COOKIES NICE AND MOIST! 

Store cookies in an airtight bag or container. If you feel they are not as moist as you would like them place a slice of bread in the cookie bag and it will soften them right up! 

How to store  them so they keep their chewy softeness?

If you are not going to finish the entire batch a good way to preserve the oatmeal raisin cookies chewiness and moisture is to freeze them immediately after they have cooled. Place in an airtight bag or container and place in freezer. Let thaw before eating. 

 

Nutrition Facts
Grandma Moon’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 213mg9%
Potassium 178mg5%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 5 stars
    THESE COOKIES LOOK SO DELICIOUS, MY BOYFRIEND GOES ON ABOUT THESE BEING HIS FAVOURITE COOKIES GROWING UP, NEED TO TRY THIS RECIPE