Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies

Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies

Sherry Lewis 0

"I give these as Christmas gifts and take them to showers. They are a hit every time. Pecans will work, too, if black walnuts aren't available."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 242 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 242 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.5g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 198 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat margarine and sugars, until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Sift and add to the egg mixture. Stir well.
  3. Grind the raisins up with 1 teaspoon of sugar until they are in small pieces--not mush! Stir in oats, nuts, raisins and mix well, drop by tablespoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown. Cool 1 minute and remove to wire rack. When cool store in airtight container. NOTE: You can add butterscotch or chocolate pieces in place of the raisins.
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  1. 45 Ratings

Diane Lynn

I’m giving 5 stars to the original Quaker Oatmeal Cookie Recipe. The original Vanishing Oatmeal Cookie recipe from Quaker Oats is usually found right under the lid of the canister of Quaker Oats. The recipe is exactly the same except for one ingredient the original recipe calls for cinnamon instead of pumpkin pie spice, we think the cinnamon taste much better in the cookies, of course the raisins and nuts are optional that’s up to your taste. If you do use raisins try softening them before you put them in the cookies it keep the texture more moist, I like to make mine a little bigger and don’t over bake them, keep them nice and soft. I always use butter never margarine but that’s also your personal taste.


I made this cookies a few times and the family members just loved it. But I replaced the pumpkin spice with cinnamon as I find it taste better. We prefer the cookies to be crunchy than chewy so I bake it for an extra 10 min. Is pefect.


These are BY FAR THE BEST oatmeal cookies that I have EVER eaten! Use the pumpkin pie spice--it's what makes the cookies special!!!!