Grandmother's Oatmeal Cookies

Grandmother's Oatmeal Cookies


"This is the best Oatmeal Cookie I have ever tasted and is my family's favorite. This is a recipe that I have had for years that a friend of mine gave me."


2 h servings 131 cals
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Original recipe yields 48 servings



  • Calories:
  • 131 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.5g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 107 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Beat eggs, and stir in raisins and vanilla. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Cream together shortening, brown sugar, and white sugar until light and fluffy. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in raisins and eggs, then stir in oats and walnuts. Roll dough into walnut sized balls, and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in preheated oven, or until edges are golden. Cool on wire racks.
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  1. 315 Ratings


This is so freaky !!! I have used this exact recipe for 10 years!!Except I do one thing differrent,I roll the balls in a combination of 1 cup sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon..Makes all t...

Best oatmeal cookie I've ever made! I used real butter, toasted my walnuts before adding them and then chilled the dough for 20 minutes before rolling into balls. Cookies stay chewy and moist ...

I am pleased with the way these cookies turned out. I did as another reviewer suggested and rolled them in cinnamon/sugar and they both look and taste very nice. I soaked the raisin mixture ov...

These are the best oatmeal cookies I have ever made and ever none!! I omitted the walnuts because we don't like them. My husband has forbid me from making them again unless we give...

I sub'd butter for shortening. If you do this 1/2 the salt. Excellent Cookies! Perfect!

Hands down, THE best oatmeal cookie I have tried. I don't use raisins but instead sub in choc chips or butterscotch chips. Awesome. You can also roll the balls of doung in sugar before baking fo...

These are delicious!!!! I added 1 cup of semi-sweet choc. chips and about 1 teas. each of cloves and nutmeg for extra yumminess!!! I also substituted butter for the shortening. Great recipe!!...

Ok, you've heard it before in other reviews but it bears repeating- these are the best oatmeal cookies I have ever had! LOL! And I don't even like oatmeal cookies that much. I made them for my D...

I've been searching for the world's best oatmeal cookie and this is it!!! Moist, chewy-it's everything you'd want in an oatmeal cookie. I'll be making this recipe again and again!