Old-fashioned Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins or Chocolate Chips or Coconut

Old-fashioned Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins or Chocolate Chips or Coconut

Old-fashioned Oatmeal Cookies are delicious plain or add in raisins or chocolate chips or coconut or go wild and add them all!

I love cookies! Have I told you that before?  I'm sure I have.  These Old-fashioned Oatmeal Cookies are delicious any way you want to eat them. Lightly spiced with cinnamon and full of your favourite add-ins, these cookies make a great snack or lunch box treat.  I prefer raisins in mine but I know someone (David) who considers raisins in cookies as a "health food" and not suitable for a dessert.  He, along with many others, prefers chocolate chips and others love coconut in their Oatmeal Cookies. And a few just like them plain.  When faced with such decisions I'll eat whatever is put before me, ha, ha.  If you're having trouble making a choice on what to add in, just put everything in and enjoy.

Printable recipe at end of post.
Oatmeal Cookies 
  • 1¼ cups butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 cups old-fashioned or quick oats
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda  
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, optional
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves, optional
Add ins:
  • 1 cup raisins or
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or 
  • 1 cup flaked coconut or
  • Go wild and put them all in!
How to make it:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper for easy clean-up.

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars until fluffy. Beat in eggs, vanilla and milk. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. If the batter becomes too stiff, mix by hand.  Make them plain or add in raisins, chocolate chips or coconut.  

Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased or parchment lined cookie sheets, allowing 1-inch space between cookies. I used a number 40 scoop which holds almost 2 tablespoons. Flatten slightly with the heel of your hand.

Bake in preheated oven 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from cookie sheet and cool on baking rack.  Store in covered container.

Makes 3½-4 dozen cookies.

Cream the butter and sugars together.

Cream until fluffy and then beat in the eggs, vanilla and milk.

Mix in remaining ingredients.  If the batter is too stiff for the mixer, stir by hand.

I chose to add in raisins as that's my favourite.  No one to come and share these cookies.  Too bad. 

I used a #40 scoop for the cookies.  This scoop holds almost 2 tablespoons.

I like to line my cookie sheets with parchment paper.  I slightly flattened each cookie with the heel of my hand but this picture was taken before I did that.

Bake the cookies at 375 degrees for 12-14 minutes.  Cool on a rack when baked.

Store the cookies in a covered container or a freezer bag if you wish to freeze a few for another day.

Chock full of large flake oats and raisins.

Waiting for a tall glass of milk or cup of tea.

Old-fashioned Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins or Chocolate Chips or Coconut
Old-fashioned Oatmeal Cookies make a tasty snack or lunch box treat!

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