Thursday, December 3, 2009

Outrageous Oatmeal Cookies

Raisin oatmeal cookies have always been a favorite around here...and this version using Starbuck's recipe is a keeper. We enjoyed them at Starbucks on our recent roadtrip...and discovered that the recipe was free for the taking. They are large...soft and chewy...and combine two kinds of raisins, dried cranberries and oatmeal.


  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats (not quick cooking)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup dark raisins
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup dark raisins, for topping
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins, for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until combined.
  3. Gradually add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and oats.
  4. Add raisins and cranberries.
  5. Combine raisins for topping in separate bowl and set aside.
  6. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons (or use ice-cream scoop), 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets.
  7. Place 1 mounded teaspoon of raisins on top of each cookie.
  8. Bake about 12 minutes, until cookies are golden brown, but still soft. Cool on sheets before serving.
  9. Makes about 3 dozen large, chewy cookies.

Pour yourself a good cup of coffee and enjoy!


  1. Yum! My 2nd favorite cookies are oatmeal raisin cookies! Soooo goooood.....

  2. mhmhm, my son loves oatmeal cookies, I'll give this one a try!

  3. I would love to try these soon....they look really delicious!Thanks for sharing...

  4. I need to try these soon,they look delicious.

  5. My family loves oatmeal cookies...but my twist on them is to add maraschino cherries (stuck in the oven for a little bit to dry them out) and pecans. They never last past the 2nd day no matter how many I make.

  6. Sound divine! Oatmeal cookies are a huge personal favorite with me.

  7. These sound good. I've made some of your other recipes and they have been a hit

  8. Yet another oatmeal cookie to try. See....I just love oatmeal cookies....and raisin oatmeal...for sure!

  9. of my favorite cookies..I can never have too many recipes that include oatmeal and raisins..and I like the different twist by adding raisins on top.

  10. The cookies are so yummy looking I nearly slobbered on the monitor. I'm going to make a batch of them. In England they call the golden raisins Sultanas. Just one of those useless facts we pick up in our daily lives. Thank you for posting the recipe.

  11. I always put oatmeal in my CC cookies. This recipe looks good...

  12. I just made those cookies and they are a keeper. I took one out to my husbands shop and he said "These are the best oatmeal ever.Where did you get that recipe?"
    Proudly I could say, "The Menno Blog"

  13. Thanks for sharing this recipe. can't wait to try it.

  14. They look delicious! I'm adding dried cranberries to my grocery list. My daughter and I tried a Subway oatmeal cookie recipe recently - it was very good too.

  15. I tried this last night-of course I altered it somewhat I only have one type of raisin and I don't like cranberries. oh you going to think I'm awful but I only had quick cooking oats. Can you believe with all those alterations they were still wonderful cookies. Thanks for the new recipe.

  16. Love oatmeal raisin cookies... these look really good.. :)

  17. Yup, these turned out fabulous too. Dangerously delicious! My SIL always goes to Starbucks for her oatmeal cookie...I just made a whole batch for her this Christmas...okay...a whole batch minus 2. C'mon, I had to make sure they turned out fabulous!

  18. These were wonderful...I tweaked mine a bit...come and see!
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    Thanks for all the wonderful idead and recipes~Ellie

  19. Hi Judy~

    Perhaps a similar cookie, but the method is different and that makes all the difference. This sure looks good!

  20. These are great! I baked 'em a bit longer to get 'em nice and crispy. Love that they're relatively low fat.