Granny Ella’s Homemade Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

Oatmeal cookies were the first cookies that I ever learned to make when I was a young girl. I remember a little lady from our church was baking them in the church kitchen and she showed me how to make them. Such a sweet memory! I like making these yummy cookies in big batches. I’ll save some for the family and then I’ll freeze the rest for a later date. I’ll even share some with others like the shut-ins from our church.

I think these cookies are a wonderful treat to take to a baseball. soccer, or football game. They are easy to share and everyone tends to love them.



3 Eggland’s Best eggs, well beaten

1 cup raisins

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup butter flavored Crisco

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup Domino white sugar

2 1/2 cups Gold Medal flour

1 tsp Morton salt

2 tsp soda

1 tsp McCormick cinnamon

2 cups Quaker old fashioned oats

1 cups Fisher nuts (optional)


Combine eggs, raisins and vanilla in a bowl and let stand 1 hour(this step is what makes these cookies the best)

Cream the crisco, brown sugar and white sugar.

Add slowly the flour, salt, soda and cinnamon. Mix well.

Add the egg raisin and vanilla mixture. Mix.

Add the oats and nuts. Dough will be stiff.

Roll in toballs .

Roll in white sugar(do this step,it makes it so good)

Put on cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes.





Quick Tip: Nothing beats oatmeal cookies with a big old glass of milk or mug of steamy coffee.