Thursday, January 19, 2012

The best oatmeal raisin cookies

The other day, Dave requested that I make some oatmeal raisin cookies. I used to make these cookies all the time. This recipe used to be on the back of the Quaker Oats container...but somewhere along the line, they changed it. The current one they use is okay, but this old one is the very best. Luckily I copied it down years ago, and I thought you might like it too.

Quaker's "old" Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
1 Cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 Cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1-1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 Cups Quaker Oats (quick or old-fashioned, uncooked)
1 Cup raisins (optional)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together butter and sugars until creamy.
Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Stir in oats and raisins; mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet (I like to line the pans with parchment paper). Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack. Makes about 4 dozen.
*Bar cookies: Bake 30-35 min. in ungreased 13" x 9" metal baking pan.
They're soooo yummy! I had more pictures of the cooking process but for some reason Blogger kept wanting to turn them sideways. Ugh! Anyway, if you try them I hope you enjoy them too!
Remember I said I was making the Chicken & Spinach Pasta Bake a week or so ago? It was delicious! I found the recipe through Pinterest. Here's what it looked like, fresh out of the oven...
It was sooo tasty. I used a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, so it was super easy.
I felt like I needed a little "boost" earlier this week, so I bought this new lipstick...
Seriously, isn't that the sweetest packaging you've ever seen? And lipstick with a heart built right in? So cute! It's a little bit too "pink" in real life but it's a good layer-er.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy these recipes! Talk to you soon!

♥ Jen


  1. Jen,
    I love the old recipe too for oatmeal cookies. I didn't realize they had changed it. You casserole looks so yummy too!
    I need one of those lipsticks ... cute!!

  2. I like oatmeal raisin but my fave is oatmeal chocolate chip. YUM! I may have to copy this oatmeal recipe down and substitute in chocolate chips. The casserolle looks good. I'm going to go check out the recipe now.

  3. I love oatmeal cookies but everyone around here prefers chocolate chip. I'm gonna have to make my own I guess. And then I'm not sharing.
    That casserole looked great.
    And your new lip gloss.........toooo cute.

  4. Jen, yum, on the cookies!!! Those are Steve's favorite cookies, by the way! Love that lipstick...for some reason, I imagine that Nanny would have loved that too--especially if it was a little too pink :) But, all in a good way!

    Think I may need to add that casserole to my list of recipes. And by the way, I just joined Pinterest about a week ago. Have NO idea what the heck it is...but guess I'll soon find out :)


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