Grandma’s Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Nothing like a batch of Grandma’s Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies to brighten up your day.

Grandma's Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I don’t know about you but this time change has me all out of sorts. What time is it again? I know you say it’s 9:00am, but what time is really? Like, it’s 9:00am but it feels like 8:00am, so it’s “really” 8:00am….even though it’s 9:00am?

When it’s really confusing is around lunchtime and bedtime.

I’m constantly wondering if it’s time to eat lunch, or if it’s too early to go to bed. Sigh.

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Grandma's Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Soft, chewy and better than the grocery store- these Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin cookies are hard to beat.


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup raisins


    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    Beat shortening, eggs, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until well combined.
    In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients; flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and oats. Add to sugar mixture gradually, scraping the bowl between additions. Fold in raisins.
    Using a cookie scoop, drop onto cookie sheet approximately 2 inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.


A batch of cookies is just what the Doctor ordered to provide a delicious snack regardless of what time it is. Perfect for a lunchbox, delightful after school snack, and certainly addictive after dinner.

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

My grandmother made these cookies each time I visited my dad in the summer and while I didn’t necessarily love raisins, there were impossible to pass up. Crispy edges, plump oatmeal centers. I cannot eat an Oatmeal cookie and not think of her.

This recipe is in my Picnics, Potlucks & Porch Parties cookbook as well because it makes the perfect picnic companion. Nothing beats a soft and chewy Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin cookie!