Step into a world of comforting nostalgia with these classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. These timeless treats are a cherished reminder of childhood, where the aroma of freshly baked cookies filled the kitchen. Packed with wholesome oats, plump raisins, and a hint of cinnamon, each bite is a warm, chewy embrace. Whether you’re sharing them with friends at a picnic or savoring them with a glass of milk by the campfire, these cookies are the essence of homemade goodness, and they vanish from the plate as quickly as they appear.

Recipe courtesy of Quaker Oats


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 ½ cup self-rising flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 cup Quaker Oats
  • 1 cup raisins


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • Beat butter and sugars until creamy.  Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  • Add flour and cinnamon; mix well.  Stir in oats and raisins, mixing well. 
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for one minute on the cookie sheet.  Remove to wire rack to cool completely. 

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.