Ingredients

How to make it

  • 1. Adjust oven racks to low and middle positions; heat oven to 350 degrees. In bowl of electric mixer or by hand, beat butter until creamy. Add sugars; beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  • 2. Mix flour, salt, baking powder, and nutmeg together, then stir them into butter-sugar mixture with wooden spoon or large rubber spatula. Stir in oats and optional raisins.
  • 3. Form dough into sixteen to twenty 2-inch balls, placing each dough round onto one of two large cookie sheets. Bake until cookie edges turn golden brown, 16-18 minutes. (Halfway during baking, turn cookie sheets from front to back and also switch them from top to bottom.) Slide cookies onto cooling rack. Let cool at least 30 minutes before serving if you can wait that long.
  • If you make the 2 inch balls the cookies are very domed when cooked. They do not melt down much as you can see in the pics. I took some of the last of the batter and made balls and then using the palm of my hand I pressed the ball down and mushed the cookie out to make it spread out. They cook just about the same shape you form. It called for a longer cooking time, I shortened it and they just had a light brown bottom. A quarter of a cookie set out since yesterday and it was still soft today. I reduced the white sugar and these were not overly sweet. I definitely liked the raisings and definitely 3 cups next time.
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  • sandygalesmith 2 years ago
    What I was thinken to myself.Could I use toll house chocolate chips, or peanut butter chips and or plain M&M'S?It's a thought that I was thinken and I thought that I would ask ya.This time I wrote the recipe down that you posted on this recipe stead of forgetting about it.
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  • sandygalesmith 3 years ago
    As I was looking for Oatmeal Cookies for the holidays.I always tend to go what the recipe tells me on a time.Thank you.
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    " It was excellent "
    shibattou ate it and said...
    Great recipe. High 5....
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    oatmeal cookies are good thanks bunches
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    Looks great..I love oatmeal cookies.
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    " It was excellent "
    bakermel ate it and said...
    Very good! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    YUM, you got my attention with this recipe, sounds very very good. You got my 5
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    " It was excellent "
    juliecake ate it and said...
    I just love my oatmeal raisin cookies all "smooshy" like this! A dozen of these, a large glass of icy cold milk...what more could one possibly want???! j
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    mmm..love this one
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    " It was excellent "
    silverqueen ate it and said...
    Oh JJ I forgot to rate this recipe is a 5 a big time 5. Tahnks for a wonderful post.

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    silverqueen ate it and said...
    Hi JJ,

    What nice step by step pictures love it great post and the cookies look so yummmmmy am going to make these little babies this afternoon will let you know how they turn out. Thanks again for the great post.

    Have a very nice weekend!!!!

    Silver
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    Great post and great dessert my friend.
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  • taylorsue82 6 years ago
    Yummy, got to love oatmeal cookies.
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  • cabincrazyone 6 years ago
    Oatmeal-raisin cookies are the BEST cookies. Not only are they yummy ... you can use nutrition as an excuse to eat them!
    Have you tried a few pecans in there, also?
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  • rosemaryblue 6 years ago
    Great recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    Live long and prosper my friend. Your dog is thanking you for not making him suffer, John Joseph and you will see him again. Be well!
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    yummmmmm the pixie dust is sprinkled over the recipe and you get a 5 ha ha ha ha ha great job
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