Oatmeal Cookies

  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup uncooked rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins, soaked for 10 minutes in hot water and drained

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together the brown sugar and butter. Mix in the egg, vanilla and milk. Stir in the flour, baking powder and soda and salt until well combined. Stir in the oats and the raisins. Grease a cookie sheet and drop batter using a spoon. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes or until golden brown.

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    awesome easy recipe great taste will definitely make again and again
    Very bland cookie. Cake like cookie.
    Very easy to make! I didn't have rolled oats so I used quick oats and they turned out great.
    perfect go-to cookie recipe, i made them for the first time today and loved them. But i had to make two batches because in the first batch and maybe i over mixed this or something but all the liquid sank to the bottom of the mixing bowl and the drained batter raised to the top, It was gross but i wanted to try another batch and it came out great., The cookies are so chewy and simple, they tasted nice and homemade. They are great snacks to chew on. They could also be eaten for breakfast. You could give it a boost of flavor with cinnamon. I think they are great. I only had dark brown but i split that with organic sugar and they came out beautiful.
    the perfect oatmeal cookie! chewy - simple - so, so good. I add coconut, walnuts and butterscotch - I also use wheat from my wheat grinder and gives a nutty, wholesome taste and texture.
    I think its good, it doesnt make my head fall over heals, but it has good taste, and it was just what i was wanting to cook. Not too sweet not too simple. Its good! I would rate it as 4.5 it just missing a kick.
    Great tasting and easy to make. I added white chips and pecans to my second batch.. AMAZING!!
    Very easy! Very tasty. I recommend this recipe to any one who wants good simple cookies.
    I used other reviewer's suggestions, added another tablespoon of milk, 1/4 c. of oats and less salt. I also added a big handful of chocolate chips. Baked 12 minutes at 325 convection. Quick, easy, delicious.
    I just added 1/4 cup of white sugar and a 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and allspice.
    Turned out PERFECT. made about 2 dozen cookies
    anybody know how much this yields?
    these cookies were great with a few minor adjustments:
    more vanilla
    more flour
    whipping cream instead of milk

    I followed this recipe to the letter and they were th worse cookies I have EVER!!! made and I have been making cookies for 20 year. The only reason I went looking for a new recipe is: I lost my old recipe. These cookies turn out dry and DID NOT flatten out like cookies. They stayed in the spoon shape as I placed them. after making the first few cookies I added a little more butter to the mix and flattened them out on the sheet before baking. Still they wer a big disapointment!!
    I made the following modifications based on other reviews: few more Tbsp. flour and oats, another 1/2 tsp vanilla, decreased oven temp and time in oven. They didn't stay together well and were super thin and crunchy after only 7 minutes! After all the tweaking that has to be done to this recipe, there must be a way to get a better cookie. These taste great but I wouldn't serve them to company. I recommend trying a different recipe. I won't use this one again.
    I like chewy cookies, so I added 1 1/2 cups of white sugar, 1 1/2 cup of oats and another 1/2 cup of light brown sugar. I baked em for like 12-15 minutes and they were frickin awesome. And then i made a giant cookie with a pizza pan, yeah...beat that, UH!
    I loved these cookies, though I did add another 1/4 cup of white sugar and some cinnamon as well. Plus I doubled the vanilla, as I do for every recipe I bake! They were chewy, buttery and fantastic!
    This recipe was easy to follow and the cookies were delicious. I did tweek the recipe slightly. I added 1 tsp of cinnamon and used 2tb heavy whipping cream in place of the milk. Cook slightly underdone to ensure soft chewy cookies. My kids ate it up!!!
    It was delicious,
    just fantastic, not too salty or too much butter
    I just added a little almond extract, but even without that, it was a GREAT cookie.
    the previous reviews made me feel discouraged from eating it, but my family loved it and so did I. I strongly recommend this recipe.
    i am a young cook and i love cooking cookies for my family i made these exspecting a bad cookie because i read bad reviews... overall i think these cookies are preety good. i only put a little bit of dough on the sheet and it expanded so much! i did change it a little bit i put in a half cup butter and half cup shortining. i also used blueberry's instead of raisen's (my dad n sister dont like raisen's also) they were moist and chewy i would make them again.
    The best cookiea that I ever made, chewy and just perfect!!!
    I wanted to try something new for an oatmeal cookie recipe but this is just not a good one. It was way to salty and buttery for my taste. I really dont recommend this recipe for anyone
    so this is one of the best oatmeal cookies i have ever had. its sooooooo good!!! i ALWAYS use this recipe now! its very easy and very very very delicious! i hate raisins so i just make oatmeal cookies!!! if your looking for easy but delicious oatmeal cookies... I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RECIPE!!!
    Others stated that this recipe is good, but don't believe them -- they either seriously modified the recipe or don't know how a good cookie tastes. Too bad 'no stars' is not an option.

    I was looking for a good oatmeal cookie recipe, and this one had 4/5 stars (pretty good since it had 59 ratings, at the time) plus an "easy" cooking level... boy does it suck! It smelled delicious, but was DRY and TASTELESS.

    I wanted to split the recipe into two batches because my daughter doesn't like raisins too much, but without them the cookie tasted like a lump of wheat flour. I wanted a smoother cookie, so I blended the quick-oats a little (quick vs. regular? didn't know so I just picked one). First batch had no raisins, so we tasted it before making the rest. Yuck! It was a thick and dry cookie with no flavor, unless you consider 'a mostly wheat-flour taste' as a flavor. To the rest (about half the batter) I added about 3Tbs white sugar, about 6oz sweetened applesauce, several spinkles of cinnamon, and a pinch of salt, then the raisins. This made the batter much thinnner, resulting in a cookie with a much different texture. I didn't really like the new texture, but it tastes much better (still not the tasty cookie I was looking for). Most of this 'better taste' was in the raisins, not in the modified batter.

    *sigh* Oh well. I guess I have to keep looking for a good oatmeal cookie recipe. With the trouble I went through just to end up with a crappy cookie, I may as well forget it and buy oatmeal cookies at the grocery store bakery. I know, I know. Homemade cookies are more special and mich more fun... but that is only when the cookie tastes good.
    Maybe they'd be better with shortening than butter, the taste of the oatmeal nor raisins really come through. Just not very good cookies.
    Despite some of the negative reviews, I decided to try this recipe. It was the most user and ingredient friendly of those I found on the site. They are so easy and taste wonderful. I added some pecans to make one cup with the raisins because I had only three of the individual little boxes which was about 3/4 cup.
    I made no other additions. Oh yes, I forgot that I did not have rolled oats and used quick cooking instead. They were in the words of Goldilocks, "just right." Not too sweet, just sweet enough. And, they truly are super easy to make. I did everything by hand and was done very quickly. Good choice to make with little ones assisting.
    I made these cookies for my son's 7th birthday party with family, but I made them with the suggest changes. I add 1/4 c. of sugar, add a couple of tablespoons extra of flour and oats, and decreased salt. The family LOVED THEM! and asked for recipe.

    Next time I think I would decrease sugar. They were a little sweet for me.
    This recipe is the greatest. It's fast, easy and they come out wonderful. My son asks for them on a regular basis. The soaking of the raisins really adds something to it.
    I love oatmeal cookies they are my favorite. I was disappointed after making these, it was super easy. I added a little bit of chocolate chips to mine. I felt it had too much oatmeal and the overal flavor of the cooking was boring. There is something missing, I think it needed granulated sugar.
    they turned out ilittle thick and dry.
    These are very easy to make, but lack in any kind of flavor. I'll find another recipe from now on.
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