Zelda’s Oatmeal Cookies

This is my mother-in-law Zelda Glick’s recipe. She may have gotten this 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. 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!

Here is the recipe


Zelda’s Oatmeal Cookies


1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 brown sugar

1 cup 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 can be mixed my hand or in a mix master

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

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 well

5. The oatmeal goes in next, stir to combine then add the raisins.Mix well

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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