Paula's Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
about 5 dozen
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 1/2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Brown Butter Icing, recipe follows
  • Brown Butter Icing:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons water
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease 1 or more cookie sheets. Using an electric mixer, cream together butter, shortening, and sugar in a bowl until fluffy. Add eggs and beat until mixture is light in color. Add buttermilk. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice; stir into creamed mixture. Fold in oatmeal, raisins, walnuts, and vanilla, blending well. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Drizzle with Brown Butter Icing.

Brown Butter Icing:

In a small saucepan heat the butter over medium heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in 3 cups sifted powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in enough water (3 to 4 tablespoons) to make an icing of drizzling consistency. Drizzle on warm cookies.

Yield: enough to ice 5 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Ease of preparation: Easy


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these are delicious...I have used this recipe before and never posted a rating...made again last night and my boys were eating them as they came off the baking sheet - so I decided to post this! You will love these cookies, the icing is delicious....browning the butter gives it a great flavor......I do not like black raisins and use yellow/golden for anything calling for raisins, they are perfect in this cookie if you care to try something different.. My cookies were done in 11 minutes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best Oatmeal Raisin cookie EVER!! I make the cookies BIG so that only 6 fit on a cookie sheet to maximize the "loaded" goodness!! Bake them for the full 15 minutes and they come out perfect!! I don't bother with the icing- these are AWESOME just the way they are!! HUGE hit with everyone who has tried them!! For the life of me, I cannot understand how anyone could not like this recipe. Has to be an issue with technique. It helps to leave them on the cookie sheet for maybe a minute after removing from the oven and they won't collapse. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely glorious! Wonderful icing. I used golden raisins. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is AWFUL! You eat first with your eyes---looked terrible. The aroma ( due to the myriad of spices was good. They did not hold together well, reminded me of lace cookies, which are rolled around a cone to at least make them look presentable. No instructions to let them cool on the pan for 5 minutes, THAT would have helpful. If you tried to lift them before a short cooling period, they wrinkled a head of the spatula (suspect the sugar content was a little high. If you waited more than 5 minutes, they adhered to the baking sheet. The amount of spice overpowered the dried cherries and dark chocolate I opted to substitute for the raisins and walnuts. Will not make these again. My son and granddaughter did like the taste, I was not a fan ( and I have a very adventurous palate! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great flavor and wonderful texture. These have been a hit every time I have made them. I do not bother with the icing... but everyone always loves them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Too sweet. Too many layers of favors. Skip the icing. Can't even taste the oatmeal. Too much spice. Too much of everything. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good! My new favorite oatmeal cookie! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I LOVE ALL OATMEAL COOKIES,BUT I MUST BE THE DOWNER THIS TIME. WHY DOES THIS RECIPE CALL FOR SALTED BUTTER AND THEN EXTRA SALT TO THE DOUGH MIXTURE. WITH SALTFREE SWEET BUTTER SO EASY AND ABUNDANT WHY RUIN A GREAT RECIPE AND IT IS A GREAT RECIPE BY THROWING ALL THE EXTRA SALT IN. I ONLY ADD A PINCH TO BREADS WITH YEAST TO HELP WITH THE RISING,BUT PAULA YOU SAID YOU WERE COOKING AND BAKING HEALTHIER. IT IS A VERY GOOD RECIPE IF YOU USE UNSALTED BUTTER AND NOT ADD EXTRA.I ALSO ADDED SOME SUGAR FREE DRIED CRANBERRIES TO THIS RECIPE,AND I GROUND UP OATS & 1 CUP OF REGULAR OATS IS GREAT.LOVE THE COOKIE ,NOT THE SALT. TO MANY FAMILY MEMBERS SICK WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.GOTTA STAY HEALTHY AND KEEP OUR HUSBANDS WITH US!AND CHILDREN WILL LEARN BETTER HABITS,LOVE OUR COOOKIES AND I'M MAKING YOUR ORANGELAYER CAKE TOMORROW! THANKS PAULA item not reviewed by moderator and published
After making these cookies, I went directly to my mother's house and slapped her not once, but twice. These cookies are simply the best and I will not use any other oatmeal cookie recipe. It's fast, simple and will truly make you slap yo momma! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good recipe. Followed it exactly and they came out perfectly. May add some maple flavoring to the icing next time for a twist. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Like others have mentioned, these cookies turned out FLAT and STUCK TO THE COOKIE SHEET. I refrigerated the rest of the batter and will try it again tomorrow...on a lower temp because they also burned at listed temp/time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The icing recipe is what I used and loved it!! So did the kids! I haven't made cookies yet but I'm sure if they taste as good as the icing they will be great! Thanks Paula Deen. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy and Easy! I am not very experienced in the kitchen and I made these to share for Christmas and my grandma was so impressed. She also requested another batch. :- I didn't add the icing because i think they are great without it. Also, i baked mine on 325 degrees convection for 11 mins. I realized the cookies don't spread so now i put 25 per cookie sheet. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super easy and I loved it! I made the cookies a little smaller and got about 73 out of this recipe. SO TASTY! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made these for the last 4 years! This is the BEST Oatmeal cookie I have ever made. Family and Friends just love them! Don't skip the frosting, it realy makes the cookie fantastic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these a couple of years ago for Thanksgiving my in-laws loved and they were gone within 2-days all I took home was an empty container. This is a great twist on the traditional oatmeal cookie. Making them again tonight. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were great! I used chocolate chips instead of raisins, which made the cookie perfectly sweet. I don't think the icing was necessary. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband loves Oatmeal cookies. This is the second time I make them because he kept asking for more : This time instead of raisins I put dried cranberries, just for a change, I made them last night and he's ate about 5 cookies already lol and he claims he doesn't have a sweet tooth ; item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy! Love these cookies item not reviewed by moderator and published
The best cookies I have made so far, I added two extra ingredients (coconut and currantsand called them load em up. Its a Yums recipe! Way to go Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Flat. Really flat cookies and they fell apart trying to get them off of the sheet. I baked them according to the recipe. The only thing I can figure is that it was the buttermilk. I'm thinking the buttermilk was too runny. IDK. However, I really loved the flavor! The cookies are packed full of (what I like to call "holiday" spices. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delish! As many other reviews say, The heat/cook time is a little high, so a baked them at 340º F for 12-13 minutes. Perfect! The Brown Butter Icing is amazing!!!!! It says to grease 1 cookie sheet. Don't listen to that. Even following the recipe, You will need 4-5 cookie sheets. Make sure you let the cookies cool before you take them off the sheet. They are very thin and soft. Just because I could, I hid a few white chocolate chips inside a batch. YUM! Some reviews say the spices are a little much. Maybe so, but they make it all the more delicious! You can tone down the spices a little bit, but they are delectable full-blast/ A wonderful recipe!! I always make this whenever we have company (or just cause I'm hungry and they make my day every time!!! Highly recommend this recipe!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best oatmeal cookies ever! The icing made a huge difference. It's wonderful! Made 5 batches and gave out as a thank you to the ladies at the local Breat Cancer Health Center. They LOVED them!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great cookie! Didnt do the icing...and lowered temp to 325° for 10 mins...cookies were burning at 350. Kids loved em! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tastes like Christmas! ....well all in all it was an alright cookie, somewhat overwhelming for my taste buds. It came out to be more like a cross between an oatmeal cookie and a gingerbread. I like the spices and think they are interesting so getting rid of them completely doesnt seem right..maybe if I half all of them the second time around it would be subtle enough.Oh and after the first batch I changed the cook time to 7-8 minutes, since mine burnt on the bottom. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These might be the best cookies I've ever had. Yum. Thanks, Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are the best oatmeal cookies ever!!! ...And I have made a lot of cookies. I have 3 children (teenagers now and this is our "go to" favorite cookie! In fact, they rarely even last long enough to put in the cookie jar! Thanks for all your fabulous recipes! My family thinks I am a great cook...but what I am great at is following a superb recipe!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My whole family loved these cookies. I did not frost them. I did plump the raisins in fruit juice. This will be one of our go to cookie recipes for sure. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are Very yummy but instead of using icing I used Cinnamon because it is too sweet for me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic. I received so many compliments on how delicious they were. I didn't use the icing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
delicious!!!!!!! i didnt add the buttermilk because i didnt have it but added half and half instead. also,i didnt use the icing either. they are scrumptious!!!!!! the cookie batter was a little thin for the first batch so i added a half cup more flour with perfect results item not reviewed by moderator and published
Stick to the Quacker Oats recipe. Shame on you Paula Dean. And shame on me for no reading the reviews first. This dough was too wet (I did verify the ingredients and it stuck horribly to the cookie sheets, even after greasing (which I've never had to do, by the way. My husband said they tasted good, but I was not impressed with the quality overall. I do like Paula's Mexican Wedding Cakes, however. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i have a huge sweet tooth, but even i couldn't handle the addition of the icing. it was way too sweet. the cookie is perfectly fine without the icing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really a fabulous cookie. I added a cup of bittersweet chocolate chips which turned out to be a great addition. Also, I didn't have buttermilk and was concerned about not adding that extra liquid, so I added the equivalent amount of eggnog! Subtle, but nice flavor booster. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Came out perfectly for me. I did 50% with the icing and 50% without the icing. The cookies are plenty sweet for my SERIOUS sweet tooth without the icing. I have not used Crisco when backing in forever but these are yummy. I am looking forward to them with coffee in the morning. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were lovely- a light, delicate texture and full of flavor. Although I love brown butter in anything, the delicious frosting almost made it a little too sweet for me. The frosting is very sweet, so proceed with caution when drizzling. I added a handful of chocolate chips, thinking it could only make it better, but I would not do that next time as the chocolate seemed to clash with the spice flavors. I also plan on omitting the raising altogether because the fruity raisin flavor didn't seem to compliment the spices (in my humble opinion, anyway. I think a splash of maple syrup in the frosting would be delicious. I'll definitely make these again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is the best! Everyone who tasted the cookies, loved them, Thank you, Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Cookies spread too thin. Flavor not appealing, sometimes simpler is better, just add cinnamon and let it be. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw this recipe on one of Paula's shows and knew it would be good. I've made it several times and it is awesome. Thanks Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were great with or without the frosting! Every time I've made them I have gotten nothing but the highest compliments. My only thing is mine tend to be a little crumbly, but that could just be me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cookie recipe is BOSS! I don't eat cookies often, but these are truly a delight. They are rich and yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved all the different flavors! I was real excited when I made them for my mother-in-law & she said"those cookies were delicious!". I told her they were oatmeal cookies & she replied "I have never liked oatmeal cookies until I tried these!". I then knew Paula Deen saved my life: THE BEST OATMEAL COOKIES EVER!!! I CAN HARDLY WAIT FOR THE HOLIDAY'S TO START BAKING MORE OF THESE DELICIOUS OATMELA COOKIES!!! THANX Paula Deen!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These cookies were waaay over the top for me. My palate went into over drive with all of the spices. I think I just prefer a simple traditional type of cookie. I like the Barefoot Contessa's so I guess I'll stick to her recipe. Just cinnamon is enough for me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't have all the ingredients for the cookies (or the money to buy them so I just tried the icing on some normal oatmeal cookies I made. It was awesome! I was so afraid it would be too much butter or too much sugar but the mixture is perfect! And it doesn't leave you with a powdered sugar texture like some glazes I've tried in the past do. Can't wait to try out the rest of the recipe soon! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely fantastic. The brown butter icing is a great little addition to a tasty cookie...gives a whole new meaning to oatmeal cookies as you know them. I used parchment paper (I always do now with any cookies and they came off the sheet just fine. Do let them cool a few minutes on the sheets just to let them set up a bit, as they are a little more delicate than your average oatmeal cookie. I hate to review a recipe when I didn't make it word for word but I believe that in this instance, its ok to do so. I didn't have raisins so I used dried (unsweetened cranberries. Turned out great. Otherwise, I followed all instructions to the "t". I did half the recipe as I didn't need 5 dozen cookies for my get together and it still turned out fantastic. Thank you Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! Definitely need to use parchment paper to line cookie sheets. The icing balances the spices in the cookie just right, best oatmeal cookies we have had. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are great! They should be called "Spiced Oatmeal Cookies".This recipe is a KEEPER!! I followed the recipe as it was provided and they were perfect! I let them bake for 12 minutes. If your cookies are not rising, your probably not creaming long enough. Go to the web site baking911. Search for "creaming" or "how to cream". You should cream at least 8 minutes. Then only beat the eggs long enough until you can't see the yolk. item not reviewed by moderator and published
WATCH THE VIDEO if it's available! I didn't and am sorry to say that though the taste is there the look, height and texture of my cookies are not. Mine turned out flat and fell apart and overcooked. The recipe says bake for 12 to 15 minutes; but on the video Paula takes hers out after 9 to 10 minutes. 2nd. Paula uses parchment! The recipe says grease pans, but they fall apart too easily, use parchment with a spray of pam like Paula. Follow the directions exactly. I didn't! I just separated the wet from the dry and didn’t whip my butter and shortening first, which made the wet ingredients kind of flat and they didn't mesh together like hers did. I did sift the flour and spices, soda and b.p. but then I added the oats with the flour mixture and added it all to the wet. DON'T! FOLD IN THE OATS AS STATED IN RECIPE. My poor cookies look more like coasters than cookies! I'm going to try it again because the flavors are wonderful but its true YOU EAT WITH YOUR EYES AS WELL AS YOUR MOUTH item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! everyone in the house loved them. my mom told me i was a genius for coming up with them so i'm just going to let her think that i did hahahaha. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and delicious cookie! Grandma loved the cookies enough to copy the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A-MAZING!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty. Slightly "cake-y" consistency so they fell apart in the cookie jar, but I think I may beaten the butter/sugar/egg mixture too long. I substituted blueberries and chocolate chips for the raisins and nuts... delicious pairing.. (chocolate makes everything better). All the spices in the cookie were so subtle and went together so well! Then the icing just brought them from "great" to "really freaking awesome". item not reviewed by moderator and published
THESE ARE A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! They're the most popular cookies I baked this season. Paula's a genius... no, wait, a muse. .) item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are the most AMAZING cookies I've ever had in my mouth!!!!!! It's like an explosion for my taste buds!! Paula your AWESOME!! I believe I may have a Paula Deen Jr. on my hands (my 3 year old if she can cook as good as you I will be one happy Mama!! Thank You for this WONDERFUL recipe!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
the best oatmeal cookies ever!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved all the spices! I don't really like raisins, so I used dried cranberries instead. Excellent! item not reviewed by moderator and published
sorry Paula just to much for an oatmeal cookie,dont think I can include them in my Christmas gift boxes item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great, and easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These cookies were absolutely amazing! The brown butter icing was a surprisingly delightful topping to already quite tasty cookies. They were a huge hit with my family. (I substituted butter for Crisco.) item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are the best oat meal cookies I have ever made. Lost the recipe and need a new copy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The BEST!! TY!! Because it's the Christmas season,big budget, added white choc. chips and butterscotch chips. Thanks for the recipe Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
interesting...on one hand you have reviews that state they have flat cookies...on the other hand you have those that had "muffin top" cookies. Plop me into the muffin top cookie category. These were not chewy - they were very floury and puffy. The allspice is def. overpowering...Such a waste of ingred. I know these will get nibbled on - but I'll end up tossing the majority. btw...what "good" cookie needs a frosting to make them uber-yummy?? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super good, the icing is definitely worth a few minutes extra effort. I lost track of how many this made, but probably more like 9 dozen using a standard cookie scoop, and there was plenty of icing for the whole big old batch. They seem to taste better the next day and stay nice and chewy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i think it will be good i am going to text later item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula's oatmeal cookies are the best I've ever eaten!!! The frosting is the greatest!!!! Thank You Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are the absolute best oatmeal cookies ever. A little work but so well worth it, I get raves from everyone even those that say they do not like oatmeal cookies are begging for more!! and they come out perfect everytime item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG! Dessert doesn't get any better than this- these cookies are both pretty and delicious! I've made them many times using chocolate chips instead of raisins (since I'm not a fan of raisins) and everyone loves them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these for Boss's Day because he loves oatmeal cookies. He was crazy about them. Said they were the best he has had...and he knows his oatmeal cookies! (maybe I will get a raise) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did this recipe exactly as written. It turned out great except that the cookies were 'weak' when you picked them up. They break up very easily. My guests didn't care and were more than happy to eat cookie crumbs to get the great taste! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i make these every year for thanksgiving, it makes soo many!! sometimes i dont even add anything, and the spices are a very nice touch to simple oatmeal cookies. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added about a 1/2 cup of chocolate chips as well, but otherwise followed this recipe to the letter. AMAZING!!!! I think I've died and gone to oatmeal cookie heaven! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was a bit skeptical about these cookies at first but boy was I wrong! Great way to use up my buttermilk as well! Everyone in the house loved them! Thank you Paula Deen! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These cookies were so GOOD! My family gobbled them up so fast! I replaced the rasins with chocolate chips since my family are not fans for them. They have already asked me to make another batch!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these cookies and they were great. I used only 1 C walnuts and think the lesser amount was better. I think I will try and freeze the next batch and frost as they are defrosting. Great cookie! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best oatmeal cookies I've ever had! I added pecans and they were definitely loaded! Yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very chewy and Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first time making oatmeal cookies from scratch and I was not disappointed. I made sure to read many of the reviews prior to trying the recipes and took the advice of some of the others and added an extra 1/2 cup of flour before baking them. I also lined my large cookie sheets with parchment paper and dropped the cookies on the sheets by the tablespoon and then chilled them in the fridge for about 45 minutes before baking. DELICIOUS!!! My other piece of advice is to only bake them for 12 minutes so that they don't dry out. Some reviews about this cookie were negative but I'm so glad that I made those modifications and baked them anyway...so moise and so delicious that I could sell them in a bakeshop. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These cookies were easy to make and turned out moist on the inside, with a little crispy bite on the outside. I too, added a scant 1/2 cup of flour and then chilled the dough for a couple of hours. I lined professional sized cookie sheets with parchment paper. When I took them out of the oven, I let them set for a couple of minutes, them removed to cooling racks, with no trouble. They plumped up nicely, baked for exactly 12 minutes. The only change I made other the extra flour, was to use all butter and no shortening. These cookies are beautiful and yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these cookies last night for my son and his girlfriend who came over for dinner; they tasted one as soon as they spotted them on the counter, and loved them even before the frosting. After dinner i put the frosting, and boy, we all dug in! when you want to serve a simple but yummy desert, this is it! For those who've had trouble with the recipe. Try omitting the buttermilk, i did, and they were perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was yummy. Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an excellent recipe. LOVE the spice combo, and the brown butter glaze is amazing! The only complaint I had was that the cookies flattened quite a bit during the cooking process. I live at a high altitude (Denver), so I'm sure that was the issue. I added an additional 1/2C of flour, and they came out poofier (but still chewy!) I also only cooked these for 9 mins and thought that was perfect. Golden around the edges and bottom but still soft on the inside. Husband loved them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these cookies and the batter is much too runny. Cookies are flat and stuck to the cookie sheet even after greasing the sheet which I never do. I will put the rest of the dough in the frig and try another batch tomorrow.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Video uses one egg, recipe list two eggs to be used. which is correct? item not reviewed by moderator and published
The chorale I sing in takes a break during rehearsal. As it was my turn, I took these cookies and they were a success! Comments from the Chorale Director's wife were when I commented that maybe I had not brought enough: "Well...let me tell you there were none left because they were so gosh darn delicious!" A delicious cookie. Thanks Paula Rani Louthan, Mesa, Arizona item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these cookies a few years ago and YUM! The only thing I thought was too much was the frosting. It made the cookies way too sweet. I now make them withouth the frosting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
They are the best homemade oatmeal cookies ever! I will make them again and again! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These cookies were so good! I didnt have any raisins or walnuts so i just made plain oatmeal cookies and generously drizzled the glaze over them! They are crazy amazing. I also added a few dashes of cinnamon-sugar to the icing recipe that adds an extra dimension to the icing. DELICOUS! These cookies are a nice thickness, cripsy edges and soft in the middle. I baked them for exactly 13 min and they are perfect. I will make these many, many times more! ;-p item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are, hands down, my absolute favorite cookie on the planet. So so so moist and delicious and flavorful. You HAVE to make the brown butter icing - it makes the cookie and I wish I could just funnel it into my mouth. item not reviewed by moderator and published
They were so easy to make....and sooooo good...my boyfriend loved them...will make again.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was looking for a different oatmeal cookie and by accident watched paulas video, which when i come across one I always watch. Tried this recipe and it was great. Paula, I love to know how long you have had your sifter? My 70 yr young mother passed hers to me and yours is the only other one i've seen like it and I love mine. My friend make fun of mine because its so old , but I would never trade it, now when thy laugh at me , i'll show them your video. thaks for your recipes. favorite cinnamon rolls item not reviewed by moderator and published
Will defiantly make this again... but next time with the walnuts & a little less salt, like that one review said - it was slightly salty but it was still great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't change anything on the recipe except I left out raisins - and I mistakenly added 1tsp of all the spices, instead of less for the ground clove and allspice. But they were still GREAT. I took them to work and they were devoured. Everyone went out of their way to tell me how great they were. I did not let my dough refrigerate or anything like some people have, and they came out perfect - very fluffy and moist. My cooking time was around 15 minutes per pan (I had to use THREE baking sheets to use up all the dough!). I definitely recommend them with the icing on the top - it gives the cookie a sweeter taste, and it takes no time at all to make. I don't think any changes are needed - when I make them again I will do it exactly the same way (except correct my error with the spices obviously). Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My cookies was pretty, but did not taste good. I followed the ingredients exactly,it tasted a little salty and not sweet enough. I'll keep searching for a better recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These cookies were sooo delicious and with an easy prep and cook time. Moist on the inside and loaded with tons of oatmeal/walnut and raisin goodness! I made the whole batch the same night and took some to work as gifts. Dee-lish! They were a BIG hit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe last week and made the batter the day before and my cookies came out great! For those who are having problems with their cookies, here are a few suggestions: * Check the dates on your baking powder & baking soda. They do expire and your cookies will not rise properly. * Refrigerate your batter for at least one hour before baking. You can scoop them out before or after you refrigerate them. I like to scoop them out first. However, for this recipe, I actually froze mine until I was ready to bake them since the batter was more cake-like (more liquefied) than a normal cookie dough recipe. This will allow the butter in you cookies to become solid again. Butter has a HIGH melting point! So the longer you keep the dough cool the slower it will melt when you bake them which should result in a puffier cookie. Watch Good Eats: Three Chips for Sister Marsha or The Cookie Clause on youtube.com. Alton explains it very well. * Do not over bake your cookies or else you will get dry cookies. Everyone's oven is different so check on your cookies at least 5 minutes before they are done. If you are using darker pans, reduce your oven temperature to 325. Darker pans absorb more heat and tend to bake more quickly than lighter ones, which means you might get flat or burnt cookies. * After cookies are baked, let them sit in the pan for about 3-5 minutes before placing them on your cooling rack or they will fall apart. Hope this helps & enjoy the Holidays :o) item not reviewed by moderator and published
the best oatmeal cookies i've ever made! very tasty but i made some modifications...didn't have enough lt.brown sugar so i mixed in some dk. brown sugar...didn't use the nuts or raisons either. still came out great! i find that cooking them on the lowest rack in the oven helps them to keep their shape. they're moist and delicious but a lot of them crumbled into pieces after trying to remove them from the cookie sheet. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are so good and easy to make. I love all the spices, and I get to use my mixer. They make great holiday gifts too. I sent some with my son today for his teacher and bus driver. I don't make the icing for them, for me they are perfect without it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make these every year around Thanksgiving and Christmas. My family and I LOVE them. I have given them to friends and co-workers as gifts and they all ask if I can make them more. Thanks Paula for a great oatmeal cookie recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made these a LOT of times and NEVER had any problems with them being flat or dry. My daughters and I do not personally like Oatmeal Cookies, however, with this recipe, we all love them. All my friends and family request this cookie for presents at Christmas time and birthdays. Perhaps the other people are over-baking them or their baking soda could be old-er since baking soda does loose its fanaze quickly. They are the best Oatmeal Cookie EVER ....according to all the Oatmeal Cookie Lovers that I know. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
you put the review with the wrong recipe. This doesn't have dried cherries or chocolate.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is not a soapbox forum for diet.Choose another recipe. Also writing with all caps is like shouting and is rude. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe does not call for salted butter, it calls for butter. In my experience, most baking recipes assume you will use unsalted butter as the default. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Recipe does not call for salted butter ! If you are watching your salt, always decrease whatever a recipe calls for. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't understand why some have a hard time with this recipe. I've made them numerous times, everyone always wants the recipe, and never, ever had a problem. Never flat item not reviewed by moderator and published

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