Published Feb 6th
Prep 20m Cook 12m Additional 1h 28m Ready In 2h
Servings 4 dozen Calories 131.3

This is the best Oatmeal Cookie I have ever tasted and is my family’s favorite. This is a recipe that I have had for years that a friend of mine gave me.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Beat eggs, and stir in raisins and vanilla. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  2. 2 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. 3 Cream together shortening, brown sugar, and white sugar until light and fluffy. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in raisins and eggs, then stir in oats and walnuts. Roll dough into walnut sized balls, and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  4. 4 Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in preheated oven, or until edges are golden. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 131.3
  • Carbohydrate 18.5 g
  • Cholesterol 11.6 mg
  • Fat 5.9 g
  • Fiber 0.7 g
  • Protein 1.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.3 g
  • Sodium 107.2 mg
  • Sugar 10.5 g


  1. Too time consuming when I already have a great recipe but wanted to try it. I think I needed to cream the sugar much more than I did (by hand) because it was so dry I couldn't even add all of the oats! Three eggs are the only liquid! Not sure I will try again.
  2. I am pleased with the way these cookies turned out. I did as another reviewer suggested and rolled them in cinnamon/sugar and they both look and taste very nice. I soaked the raisin mixture overnight and that seemed to turn out well. I used unsalted butter instead of shortening which was fine... Oh, if you - Read more ...
  3. Hands down, THE best oatmeal cookie I have tried. I don't use raisins but instead sub in choc chips or butterscotch chips. Awesome. You can also roll the balls of doung in sugar before baking for a nice shiny crisp outside and tender inside. FIVE stars all the way!! Add ingredients as directed!!
  4. This is so freaky !!! I have used this exact recipe for 10 years!!Except I do one thing differrent,I roll the balls in a combination of 1 cup sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon..Makes all the difference in the world. I bought a paperback recipe book at the dollar store and this recipe was - Read more ...
  5. Ok, you've heard it before in other reviews but it bears repeating- these are the best oatmeal cookies I have ever had! LOL! And I don't even like oatmeal cookies that much. I made them for my DH who loves them and after one cookie he said, "Wow! These are really good!" I think this - Read more ...
  6. I sub'd butter for shortening. If you do this 1/2 the salt. Excellent Cookies! Perfect!
  7. These are the best oatmeal cookies I have ever made and ever none!! I omitted the walnuts because we don't like them. My husband has forbid me from making them again unless we give the majority of them away because he could not stop eating them.
  8. I've been searching for the world's best oatmeal cookie and this is it!!! Moist chewy-it's everything you'd want in an oatmeal cookie. I'll be making this recipe again and again!
  9. These are delicious!!!! I added 1 cup of semi-sweet choc. chips and about 1 teas. each of cloves and nutmeg for extra yumminess!!! I also substituted butter for the shortening. Great recipe!! Thanks!!!!
  10. Best oatmeal cookie I've ever made! I used real butter, toasted my walnuts before adding them and then chilled the dough for 20 minutes before rolling into balls. Cookies stay chewy and moist after baking. Great flavor, sure to stay a family favorite.