Easy Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

My mother in law use to say these were ‘healthy’ because of the oatmeal and raisins used in the ingredients.  You try this easy and classic oatmeal cookie recipe and be the judge.  In this post you will find the ingredient list including a printable recipe card.

Easy Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Over the past few months I have been reconnecting with the ‘baker’ in me.  It has been fun to digging out old recipes from my family archive and putting a modern spin to the recipes.  Sometimes you just gotta stick with the original ingredients.  The ingredient to these oatmeal cookies that is a must is fresh oats and butter flavored shortening. Over the years we’ve been staying clear of shortening and going with butter and lighter oils. Lately, it has been easy to find shortening at a great price and it also stores better in my pantry than butter.  Below is a short list of fresh ingredients to be sure to have on hand.

  • Crisco Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • Brown Sugar
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Flour
  • Baking soda
  • salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Quick Oats
  • Raisins

Scroll down in this post to find my printable recipe card for the Oatmeal Cookies.  If you are having issues finding the recipe please reach out to me and I will do my best to get you a copy.

Oatmeal Cookies Printable Recipe

I’ve added a new plugin to my website that allows you to print my recipes.  This is one of the first I have added to that list.  I hope you take advantage of the print option and please comment on my blog post to let me know if you printed and or tried the recipe.  Your feedback is super important to me.  Step by step directions are below:

Easy Oatmeal & Raisin Cookies Recipe

Recipe by Bren HaasDifficulty: Easy


Prep time




Baking Time12


  • 3/4 C. Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening

  • 1 1/4 C. firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/3 cup of milk

  • 1 1/2 tsps. Pure Vanilla Extract

  • 1 C. all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Cinnamon

  • 3 C. Quick Cooking Rolled Oats

  • 1 C. Raisins


  • Heat oven to 375*F.  Cover baking sheet with parchment paper. 

  • In stand mixer combine and slowly mix shortening, brown sugar, egg, milk and vanilla at medium speed until well blended.

  • Add flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in small bowl. Beat into shortening mixture at low speed until smooth. Stir in oats and raisins.

  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto the  prepared baking sheets. BAKE 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

  • When cookie is safe to handle (about 1 minute) Remove to wire rack to cool.

Recipe by BrenHaas.com

    Perfect chewy cookie every time! 

    The key to every tasty recipe including this Oatmeal Cookie Recipe is to use fresh ingredients.  The mixer helps insure the ingredients are well blended and easily created.  I am anxious to hear what you thought of this recipe.

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    I’ll be sharing more recipes in the days to come so be sure to reach out to me by commenting on this blog post.  If you are on my email list you can pop me a message as well.  Happy Baking … enjoy this time with family and be sure to not over eat the yummy oatmeal cookies.  Even though they have some amazing healthy ingredients – too much is never a good thing.

    Happy Baking,


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