Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
3 to 4 dozen cookies
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Like a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Add 1/2 cup water to the pecans and raisins, then microwave for 90 seconds. Allow the raisins and pecans to sit on the counter for about 10 minutes. Drain the raisins and pecans and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the butter and the sugars and beat with an electric mixer until very creamy. Add the vanilla extract and eggs, and beat again until mixed.

In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add it to the butter mixture. Add the oats, raisins and pecans. Mix together.

Drop heaping tablespoons of batter onto the prepared baking sheet. Leave plenty of room for the cookies to spread. Bake until the cookies are cooked in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven. Cool on the baking sheet for about 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


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Delicious! I just made these cookies for the first time and they were wonderful! Thank you Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best oatmeal cookie recipe I have ever used. As a long time baker I have learned to use butter flavored crisco and increase the flour a bit. The flavor rates 5 stars as does the nice crisp outside but nice chewy inside item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can't believe these have 5 star rating. These were a disaster. They DO NOT hold together. They spread everywhere and then when you take them off the pan they crumble into pieces. I am not a novice baker. I make cookies at least 1 X week. There has to be something wrong with this recipe. At first glance I am thinking possibly too much butter or not enough oats or flour. But I am not going to tinker with it to try to correct it. Most of these (although they tasted fine) ended up in the trash since they had fallen apart and I don't like delivering a plate full of "cookie pieces" when bringing a snack to an event. DISAPPOINTED! What a waste of time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Spread too much and kinda fell apart - next time I'd try half lard or shortening and chill the batter. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These cookies are chewy and buttery! They definitely spread quite a bit, so six to a baking sheet seems best to avoid the cookies baking into one another. I did not use any pecans due to personal preference. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Crispy around the edges while being soft and chewy in the center. Absolutely delicious! Thanks, Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made these and they are fantastic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love it, love it, LOVE IT! My favorite cookie! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easiest and most delicious recipe ever! I needed something to bake for the janitor at school after he hauled many boxes for me. These were a hit! I made one substitution, I used self rising flour and cut out the salt and baking powder. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read a few reviews of people saying their cookies didn't come out flat. Mine did and it may be because I made the dough and let it set in the fridge for a couple hours and instead of dropping it onto the parchment paper, I rolled them into balls. Great recipe! I also didn't use raisins, I used butterscotch chips. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these to take to my niece's for a Memorial Day weekend barbeque. They were a hit. Changes I made: used walnuts, probably 1-1/4 cup didn't soak the raisins and nuts added about 1/2 cup butterscotch chips added about 10 ounces of M&Ms I tend to make smaller cookies, so reduced the baking time to 8 minutes. Even with that, some came out a little on the darker side, but they were fine. This recipe made 60 cookies. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum, yum, yum! I made these on a whim because I had all the ingredients in my pantry. Very easy- perfect for the beginner baker. I didn't add the pecans but that is a personal preference. Great to take to a party/shower- they are wonderful : Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I gave it 1 star, because it required at least that. Was NOT at all impressed with this recipe. In fact, it is SO very similar to Ina Gartners. I'll stick with the recipe from the Oatmeal container top. SAD. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the first time that I used this recipe. It turned out tasty and chewy. I love oatmeal raisin cookies and had never tasted any thing better than this. Easy to make and definitely use it again. Thank you, Ms. Paula Deen for sharing your recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very moist and chewy cookie. I did not soak the nuts (walnuts instead of pecans and I did add a few leftover chocolate chips. Delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Mine flatten out like the pictures a little but they didn't taste like Oatmeal to me and they weren't that sweet...but ok.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have to say these are the best oatmeal raisin cookies yet!!! YUMMY!! Only thing I changed was not soaking the nuts!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is my second time using this recipe, and they still did not turn out flat like the picture! they are still yummy! I just don't know what I am doing wrong, I followed the recipe exactly like it is written.They are also chewy, when I was going for crunchy.. They were still a hit my coworkers loved them.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe tonight.. they don't come out like the picture. (they look crispy in the picture. If you are looking for a soft and chewy...this one is for you. roadddog item not reviewed by moderator and published
We really liked these cookies! They were simply a chewy goodness! The only request from my picky son was not to soak the walnuts, he preferred them crunchy, and I would have to agree. I used walnuts instead of pecans because it was what I had on hand. I also used a little bit of extra cinnamon, just a personal preference. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love the taste, not too keen on the consistency of the batter. When I put the cooled cookies into the cookie jar, they crumble; not sure what I am doing wrong. I have baked them longer which made it somewhat better but still an issue. I will have to keep tweaking the recipe, because they are very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect. Easy & delicious with a chewy texture that is irresistible. They are a tiny bit sticky, but I didn't need the parchment paper. This is the best online cookie recipe I've used. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely wonderful cookies..... Quick, easy, and oh, so flavorful! I will make these again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent cookies. Sent some to my family in Texas and they just Loved them!!! Will make them again & again....Thanks Paula Deen!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love the texture of this cookie - thin and crispy, yet still chewy. The combination of raisins and 1.5 cups of sugar was too sweet for my taste, so next time, I'll either reduce the amount of raisins or replace them altogether with cranberries for a tart bite. Overall, super easy recipe that takes just minutes to make. Plus, I appreciate how much oatmeal and nuts go into the cookies, adding at least SOME nutritional content. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula has done it again! Easy, excellent recipe to share with friends and family at the Holidays. Thanks, Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
... very easy and very good recipe!!! makes some yummy cookies...! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husbands favorite cookie so I am always looking for a new and better receipe to please his taste buds. I can quit searching for this is by far the best OR Cookie i have ever baked. Easy and not much mess to clean up! Very very good cookies. I just do not understand some peoples posts that they cut the receipe in half....That wouldn't last long at my house, thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Definetly a keeper! I went a little heavy on the cinnamon by accident, but it turned out great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cut the recipe a half, but the cookies are delicious!! I will do them agIN. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect!!! Perfect!!! Perfect!!!!!!This was my first time making oatmeal cookies and I looked through several recipes online and decided to try this one. I made half with raisin and the other half with white chocolate chips. I will not purchase store brand cookies again. ..Thanks Paula Deen , I am so proud of myself... item not reviewed by moderator and published
The best oatmeal cookies that I've made to date! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Finally I no longer need to look for a great Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe! I've found it in this one. Cannot find even one bad thing about them!!!! : item not reviewed by moderator and published
i left out the pecans and cut the recipe in half. they are one of the most delicious and moist oatmeal raisin cookies i have ever had. one tip- the cookies on the top rack came out a to thinner than those below them. be sure to rotate: item not reviewed by moderator and published
These cookies are awesome! My husband requested oatmeal raisin cookies and these did not disappoint. The cookies came out crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, perfect. Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are hands down THE BEST oatmeal cookies i have ever eaten everrrr. They are perfect, easy to make, and super delicious! i have friends that didnt even like oatmeal cookies until they tried these! They smell delicious, look plump, golden and amazing, their wonderful both straight out of the oven or not. Personally i add an extra tablespoon of brown sugar and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon, but i dont even need to because their perfect either way. I will never look to any other recipe for oatmeal cookies, paula you are awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
beat oatmeal rasin cookies ever!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have tried many recipes before, but this is the best one ever. My search is over for a great Oatmeal cookie. Didn't come out as thin but were delicious. Thank you Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
omg. i had a craving for oatmeal raisin cookies, googled it and came across foodnetwork. i like getting recipes from here and Paula Deen is one of my favorites!! so i tried these... (i'm eating one now! and let me tell you... they are delicious! i did however cut the recipe in half, take out the pecans (don't care for them and let them bake for about a minute longer (i like crispy edges.. there SO GOOD. will make these again, highly recommended : item not reviewed by moderator and published
Lacked flavor and the cookies were too thin. I wouldn't make this recipe or advise making it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super yummy! I love the raisins and nuts! My cookies also were not as thin as her's from this episode, but I thought maybe it was because I use a bigger scoop. Either way they were soooo good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These turned out perfect. I cut the recipe in half with no problem. I substituted golden raisins since that is what I had on hand. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy, not too sweet item not reviewed by moderator and published
The taste of these cookies are great! Very buttery and not too sweet! I'm not sure what I did differently but my cookies were not as thin as Paulas in the show, but they look amazing and I will definetly make this recipe again!~ item not reviewed by moderator and published
did you use self rising flour if so cut out the salt and baking powder item not reviewed by moderator and published
It may be the pan you are using. Is it one of the insulated ones? If so it is taking longer to heat and the butter isn't melting quickly enough. Try using another pan or part margarine. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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