Grandma's Cookie Jar Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Grandma's Cookie Jar Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy oatmeal cookies with raisins will remind you of Grandma's always-full cookie jar.

50 min
1 hr 25 min


3 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats

2 cups firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons vanilla

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups raisins

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all ingredients except flour and raisins in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add flour; continue beating until well mixed. Stir in raisins.

  3. STEP 3

    Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto greased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.


6Fat (mg)
25Cholesterol (mg)
120Sodium (mg)
27Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
2Protein (g)


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  February 02, 2018

I have been baking this recipe since 1995, from the Land o Lakes Treasury of Country Recipes Cookbook...since then, I have never used a different oatmeal cookie recipe. These cookies are my go-to for a chewy, old fashioned Oatmeal Cookie...All the family loves them, even those who do not like raisins. Simple recipe to bake but happy taste buds to eat,

— says Grams

I measure out the raisins, soak in a bit hot water for 10 minutes, drain them thoroughly, then chop raisins into bits and pieces. I also drizzle a bit of icing on them, using 1 cup powdered sugar and a tablespoon or two of milk mixed together.

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  January 14, 2012

The best oatmeal cookies I've ever made! I added 1 - 1/4 cups dried sour cherries (made in Michigan!), 1 cup chopped pecans and 1 cup white chocolate chips and I changed the amount of cinnamon to 1/2 tsp. We can't quite eating them!

— says Kathleen
  October 02, 2010

Very simple and Delicious!

— says joan c.
  October 02, 2010

The flavor of this cookie is excellent. However, I followed the directions exactly and the cook time was not long enough; I needed to cook each batch for 18 minutes. Also, this recipe yeilded a ton of cookies... more than 36. That is not a complaint at all though! These cookies are yummy! I put half of the oats in the blender to get a smoother tecture. Delicous!

— says Victoria
  March 30, 2010

I have baked other oatmeal raisin cookies, but these are the best I have ever eaten! I have a family member who "doesn't like" raisins request these! This recipe is definitely a keeper!

— says Marilyn
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