Cookie of the Week: Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


I didn’t bake cookies this week. I was out of town for a few days, and just got back last night. But here’s a favorite tried and true recipe of mine.

Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

1 cup raisins
1 cup of water
3/4 cup of soft margarine
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Simmer raisins and water over low heat until raisins are plump, about 20-30 minutes. Drain liquid into measuring cup. Add water to make 1/2 cups. Set aside. Cream together margarine, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir in raisin liquid. Blend together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in oats, nuts and raisins. Drop by teaspoonful onto greases baking sheets. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

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2 Responses to “Cookie of the Week: Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies”

  1. misty Says:

    i truly love this idea of a cookie a week. I tend to bake bi-weekly. we keep some and share the majority with friends and family, but it’s seldom cookies… And who doesn’t love cookies? You may have convinced me!

  2. Athena Says:

    I love cookies!!! I especially love cookies and tea! I enjoyed browsing your site. I will be back. Thanks for sharing.


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