Oat and Raisin Cookies

    40 min

    The classic cookie made in your own kitchen. These delicious cookies are warmly spiced and packed full of oats and raisins. Enjoy with a big mug of tea or coffee.

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    Makes: 96 cookies

    • 415g margarine
    • 300g dark brown soft sugar
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 500g plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 485g porridge oats
    • 250ml milk
    • 290g raisins

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease baking trays.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, dark brown soft sugar and caster sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice and cloves; stir into the sugar mixture until well blended. Mix in the oats alternately with the milk. Finally, stir in the raisins. Drop heaped spoons of the batter onto the prepared trays about 7.5cm apart.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 11 minutes or until edges are golden and tops are dry. Cool on baking trays for 1 minute before removing to cool on wire racks.

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    Reviews in English (42)


    Really great cookies - very soft and moist at the same time, I halved ingredients and there was still plenty.  -  30 Oct 2017


    These were wonderful cookies! Very moist and chewy. I halved the recipe, but used the same amount of cinnamon and they were very tasty. I was concerned when I finished mixing the dough that it was too wet, and the cookies would flatten when cooked, but they stayed in a nice little mound.  -  09 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Hi everyone at all recipes. this is my first time writing a review. i just had to thank lisa for submitting the grandmas oatmeal raisin cookie recipe. i am getting married nov,16,2001.and my future husband said he wished that i knew how to make those cookies,well thanks to you i now know how and they turned out fantastic. he is very happy that i did this for him.I look forward to coming back to this site more often i am sure it will help me immensely. again thank you very much and keep up the great work sincerely your friend josie.  -  11 Oct 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)