Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Mmm! Make rich buttery, brown sugar and oat cookies with a hint of cinnamon and a bunch of juicy raisins.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

2/3
cup granulated sugar
2/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup shortening
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
eggs
3
cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
cup raisins, chopped nuts or semisweet chocolate chips, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat all ingredients except oats, flour and raisins with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in oats, flour and raisins.
  • 2 On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.

Expert Tips

Quick-cooking and old-fashioned rolled oats are interchangeable unless recipes call for a specific type. Instant oatmeal products are not the same as quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats and should not be used for baking—you will get gummy or mushy results.

For 3 grams of fat and 95 calories per serving, substitute unsweetened applesauce for the shortening and 1/2 cup fat-free cholesterol-free egg product for the eggs. Increase cinnamon and vanilla to 1 1/2 teaspoons each.

Press dough in ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until light brown. Cool in pan on cooling rack. For 36 bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
100mg
100%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.