Posted by: marthabernie | July 27, 2015


Here is a recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies that I have posted before.  My niece has commented that these are her favorite cookies now, and I have received a few private comments about how wonderful these are!  I have always been partial to oatmeal cookies, and if you like them chewy instead of crisp, these cookies are for you.  Here is the original post:

My mother wrote this recipe on the back of an envelope without any instructions except to drop the dough by the teaspoonful onto a greased cookie sheet.  She probably tasted these cookies at someone’s house or at a church event and asked for the recipe.  She would copy down the ingredients on any scrap of paper she had in her purse…envelope, check deposit slip etc.  Any experienced baker will be able to figure out the order in which to mix the ingredients.  They are easy to make.


1 cup flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

3/4 teaspoon soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

3/4 cup butter

1-1/3 cups brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups old fashioned oats

1 cup raisins



  1. I just made these cookies. They are freaking AWESOME!!! So GOOD!!


    • Yes, your grandmother had quite a repertoire of recipes when it came to baking!


      • Wish I would have had the patience to actually listen and learn from her back then! Now I really miss her!


  2. This is my new favorite cookie recipe! I am making another batch right now. They are AWESOME!


    • I agree that these are just about the best oatmeal cookies I’ve had in a long time. I am going to repost this entry to give everyone another look at these wonderful, chewy cookies.


  3. I must try these! I love oatmeal biscuits!


  4. Oatmeal raisin cookies are my favorite; one of the best things about your blog are the recipes your share; it’s also one of the most dangerous, to me at least; I’m going to end up over my weight limit if I keep reading! Ah well, it will be worth it. Thanks!


    • Some of my nieces were always asking me for family recipes, especially the ones my mother made for them when they were little. I decided the blog would be a great way of getting them out there for everyone. We are also going to start working on a family cookbook soon. The photos will be priceless!


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