Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

My husband and son have absolutely no self-control when it comes to "sweets"! I've been picking up more and more shifts at the hospital and I think it's a pretty safe assumption that they indulge plenty when I'm away! I've kind of given up with my husband--he's obviously going to do what he wants to do, but I'm concerned about my son's eating habits and try my hardest to encourage him to eat healthier foods when I'm home. By no means do I want to cut sweets out of his diet entirely, so I thought this would be a nice/"fair" alternative. Yes, I know they're still cookies and have shortening, sugar, etc, but they contain oatmeal and raisins, both of which are good for him :) These cookies were the best oatmeal raisin cookies I've EVER made and got a "thumbs up" from my little guy!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup shortening (I used butter-flavored Crisco)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
3 cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup raisins


Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat all ingredients except oats, flour and raisins in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in oats, flour and raisins.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are golden brown and centers are light in color. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

*Makes about 3 dozen cookies*

Source: Betty Crocker Cookies and Bars


  1. My husband loves oatmeal raisin cookies. I made some last week, but wasn't happy at all with the way the recipe turned out. I will be trying this one next!

  2. This looks fantastic! I love anything oatmeal!

    Fellow Foodie Blogger

  3. ooh i LOVE oatmeal raisin cookies... unfortunately, my husband HATES them (as you can probably relate). Bummer! Maybe i'll whip up a batch just for me! Thanks for the inspiration... stopping by from SITS! Have a great day!

  4. Thank you for all of the sweet comments!

    Heidi--I think you'll really enjoy this recipe...I liked it much better than any I had tried previously!

    Cher--I can definitely relate!!! You should make a batch for yourself--I tend to do that often, b/c there are SO many things my husband refuses to eat!!! Thanks so much for visiting my blog :)

  5. I love, love, love, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!