Sharing The Classics : The Original Quaker Oats Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

by Melody Kettle

Cookie PornWhy reinvent the wheel when a classic is one of the best ways to warm up a cold, wet winter day? There are about as many Oatmeal Cookie Recipes out there as there are oats in a tube of Quaker Oats, but it's the original that everyone remembers from childhood.

Enjoy the recipe below, and please share!

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)

  • 3 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)

  • 1 cup raisins
Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats and raisins; mix well.


Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time Time: 8 min
Variation: Bar Cookies: Press dough onto bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
Cut into bars. Store tightly covered. 24 BARS.


HIGH ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Increase flour to 1-3/4 cups and bake as directed.


Yield: 4 DOZEN