Recipe By Beth Sigworth
Published Mar 14th
Prep 15m Cook 12m Additional 23m Ready In 50m
Servings 3 dozen Calories 144

With a little experimenting, I came up with these chewy, spicy, oatmeal raisin cookies. They make your kitchen smell wonderful while they are baking. They almost remind me of Christmas because the spices smell so good.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup butter flavored shortening
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2 In a large bowl, cream together the butter, butter flavored shortening, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Stir in the oats and raisins. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes until light and golden. Do not overbake. Let them cool for 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets to cool completely. Store in airtight container. Make sure you get some, because they don't last long!

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 144
  • Carbohydrate 20.6 g
  • Cholesterol 17.1 mg
  • Fat 6.3 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Protein 1.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5 g
  • Sodium 92.1 mg
  • Sugar 11.2 g


  1. I did some checking and found that this recipe is pretty much the same that is printed by Quaker oatmeal. The only difference is the addition of cloves. I have been baking for years and have always relied on this recipe. The only change I make is to use pumpkin pie spice for a bit - Read more ...
  2. This is THE SAME RECIPE as on the Quaker Oats container - the only difference is the addition of cloves. The cookies turned out soggy and horrible. Never again.
  3. Wow, look no further for THE BEST oatmeal raisin cookie recipe. I've tried 3 from this website and this one is the best- by a landslide. Husband said it was the best oatmeal cookies he ever ate, and his mom makes this for her speciality, and my cookies came out better. This is moist, chewy - Read more ...
  4. I make awesome cookies, but I never had a good oatmeal raisin recipe. This one is it! I used all butter flavored Crisco instead of using any butter (butter tends to burn in cookies). I also soaked my raisins in warm water for 10 minutes before I added them to the dough. Use the convection - Read more ...
  5. BETH!! I NEED HELP!! YOUR RECIPE IS AMAZING..BUT I THINK I MESSED IT UP!! I made the recipe exactly how the instructions say except I used all butter and no shortening like the others. I also uses golden raisins. When my cookies came out they were soft and perfect but they never HARDENED...this was to - Read more ...
  6. These were very tasty cookies, I added another half teaspoon of cinnamon, a half teasoppon of nutmeg, and a 1/4 teaspoon of ginger. I also used all butter. I only left them in the oven for about 8 or 9 minutes so they would stay chewy after they cooled. when I left them in for - Read more ...
  7. i've made this recipe dozens of times since I first found it on Allrecipes. This is not the same recipe as the Quaker Oat cannister. That is the recipe I use to make. I double checked. Of course there are similarities, butter, sugar, oatmeal, etc. What Beth changes makes all the difference. The use of - Read more ...
  8. THE BEST cookie I have EVER tasted! I actually made an oatmeal mix for a trip I was going on that used cloves and cinnamon just like this recipe. I ended up not liking the oatmeal but didn't want to waste it, and when I came accross this recipe I was thrilled that it used - Read more ...
  9. Oh. My. God. These cookies are delicious! I did make a few changes though. I didn't have butter-flavored shortening, so I just used regular shortening and added 1/2 tsp of butter flavoring. Also, a soaked the raisins in hot water first to plump them up, substituted allspice for the cloves, and dumped in a package - Read more ...

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