The Best Cinnamon, Raisin, Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Northeast, AR(Zone 7a)

I donated blood recently and they had THE best Cinnamon-Raisin-Oatmeal cookies I've ever had. They were old fashioned and scrumptious and I'd love to make some. No one knew who made the cookies so I couldn't get the recipe. Maybe someone here makes them and could give me the recipe? They were soft and chewy with just the right amount of cinnamon. Normally I don't like oatmeal cookies, but these even LOOKED inviting.

I know I can google recipes, but I wouldn't know which one is right. I'm sure someone here makes these cookies just like I tasted at the blood drive. I'm fairly sure it's an old recipe handed down for generations. Maybe your grandmother made them. Would you share your recipe? I've just got to have more of those cookies!


Midland, TX(Zone 8a)

NancyAnn, I don't know if these are close to the ones you had, but it is a good starting place to create your own recipe. This is the recipe on the Old Fashioned Quaker Oats container lid. I haven't made them in a while, but I do remember that I used about 2X the cinnamon called for, and I sometimes add a little ginger and nutmeg, too. I rinse the raisins after measuring. I do know that great cookies need to be cooked just right, or you will not get a desirable texture. I read somewhere that the oven temp should never drop below 350 degrees if you want perfect cookies. Also you should have a good heavy cooking sheet. --pen


Yield: 4 doz cookies

1/2 C (1 stick) butter plus 6 T butter, softened
3/4 C firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 C granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 C Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 C raisins

Heat oven to 350F

In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on med speed of electric mixer until creamy.

Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.

Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.

Add oats and raisins; mix well.

Drop dough by rounded T.'s onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 8-10 min. or until light golden brown.

Cool 1 min. on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely.

Store tightly covered.

Northeast, AR(Zone 7a)

Hey Pen, I am going to be rained in for the next few days, so I'll go pick up the ingredients I don't have and give it a try. We're taking a road trip Fri, so maybe I'll have some good cookies for us to snack on. Thanks for the recipe! If they're what I had at the blood drive, I KNOW they'll vanish! LOL

Thank you!


Athens, PA


keep us posted - I am hoping this recipe has the moist oatmeal raisin cookies.

Northeast, AR(Zone 7a)

I'll probably make them today or tomorrow. I'm eager to try the recipe. I picked up some raisins last night so I'm all set.

Midland, TX(Zone 8a)

I happened upon this oatmeal raisin cookie recipe from, and it includes a discussion of oatmeal in general and oatmeal cookies in particular. The instructions include a step-by-step video.

Stanford, CA(Zone 9b)

Pennzer, I really enjoyed that site. I hadn't come across it before but it's very fun. Thanks!

Elkhart, IA(Zone 5a)

Oh my gosh!!! Thank you Pennzer for the joy of baking web site! What a great discovery! I love it! If you have any more wonderful web sites that are similar to this one please post them for me.

Midland, TX(Zone 8a)

Ann, you might enjoy the cooking blog, He does great photos and step-by-step instructions.

I recently subscribed to CI (Cooks Illustrated). I love that they have done lots of experimenting and taste testing, and they go into the science of cooking.

Of course, I also enjoy because I can read all the reviews. But CI is even better because their recipes have been engineered and tested by experts.


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