Sugar and Spice, and Everything Nice Cookies

Posted by on Thursday, October 7th, 2010

oatmeal cookies

This recipe makes the best oatmeal raisin cookies I’ve ever tasted.  They are full of fiber and made with whole wheat flour.  These cookies are bursting with chopped raisins.   Spiced with cinnamon, they make the perfect fall treat.

  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped raisins
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

Combine oats, flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.  Set aside.  Cream butter and both sugars together.  Add egg and vanilla.  Add oat mixture and mix until just combined then fold in the raisins and nuts.  Drop by teaspoons onto a cookie sheet about 1 inch apart.  Bake 8-9 minutes at 350 degrees.

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5 Responses to “Sugar and Spice, and Everything Nice Cookies”

  1. Sharonon 03 Dec 2010 at 3:30 pm 1

    I ran across your site while browsing the web for holiday recipes. I have printed several, but only made the oatmeal raisin cookies so far. My DH says that they are the best cookies I have ever made! We would have had more cookies except I couldn’t quit eating the dough! I’ll be making these again and again! They’re not only delicious, but so easy to make as well. This is a beautiful website with wonderful recipes and gorgeous photos! Thank you so much for sharing! Is there a cookbook in the works?

  2. Taraon 03 Dec 2010 at 7:48 pm 2

    Hi Sharon. I am happy the cookies turned out well for you. I too cannot stop eating the dough! And I usually double the recipe when I make those. You can try using chopped up Craisins too, but I prefer the raisins. I would LOVE to have all these recipes in cookbook form someday. My hubby and younger son get credit for all the photos.
    Come back and see us soon.

  3. Colleenon 14 Dec 2010 at 11:33 am 3

    I made these cookies to send to my son in Afghanistan and was disappointed. The cookies were VERY dry. I followed the recipe and wonder what I did wrong! I did make the batter one day and baked the next – could that be the problem?

  4. Taraon 16 Dec 2010 at 9:48 pm 4

    Hi Colleen,

    I recall doing the same thing, saving the uncooked dough, storing it in the fridge overnight, and cooking them later and yes those were certainly dry that time. Otherwise, they have been great as long as I don’t get sidetracked and let them overbake.

    We appreciate your son’s service to our country!

  5. Bob M.on 12 Jul 2011 at 7:48 am 5

    Hi Tara, love your recipes, why are all the recipes not printable??????????? Seems the ones I want most are not
    printable ones. I can finally get them printed but not the
    way I want them printed.