Zelda’s Oatmeal Cookies

This is my mother-in-law Zelda Glick’s recipe, that is why I have named this recipe Zelda/s Oatmeal Cookies ! She may have gotten this recipe from her mother-in-law. So now I have to give it to my daughter-in-law!!!

It only takes one bowl to make this cookie batter. Easy to mix up by hand because it has oil in it instead of butter, making this batter a quick put-together.

These cookies are dome-shaped,  not flat. So they are tender & chewy!

Non-dairy which is good for my friends who keep kosher and like a parve dessert after a meat meal. I put raisins in them because that is how Zelda made them for Murray when he was a kid. And that’s how he likes them!. If you do not like raisins theses cookies are delicious plain or add some chocolate chips! NOTE.. if you add chocolate chips & you want these cookies to remain parve then make sure your chocolate chips are not dairy

Zelda’s Oatmeal Cookies are a mainstay in our family. I like to keep some in the freezer so Murray can have one whenever he wants!

Here is the recipe

Zelda’s Oatmeal Cookies


1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1/2 cup water

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 cups oatmeal

1 cup raisins


Preheat oven to 375F

Prepare cookie sheets by  lining them with parchment paper

*** This batter can be mixed my hand or in a mix master

  1. Put the sugars in a bowl with the oil and mix

2. Add the eggs, mixing to combine throughly

3. Next add the water and the vanilla, mix well

4. Add the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir

5. The oatmeal goes in next, stir to combine then add the raisins Combine until all of the ingredients

6. Using a cookie scoop or a tablespoon, put dough onto the cookie sheets leaving about 2 inches between cookies. These do not spread much.

Bake for 17-20 minutes. Watch closely as cooking time depends on the size of your cookies, your oven and how brown you like your cookies!! Cool on wire racks before digging in!


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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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