My Fav Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

I have another Oatmeal Cookie recipe on this blog…but this is my favourite recipe. The cookies come out flat but not too flat… chewy & crispy around the edges…

If you like a domed cookie, check out my Mother-In-Laws recipe… Zeldas Oatmeal Cookies

But…if you like a flat cookie…try this recipe!

I have been making it for years.. It is from jQuaker Oats…the recipe is called Jamie Watt’s Favourite Oatmeal Cookies

I have tried to double this recipe & oddly it doesn’t always work out..which does not really make sense but whatever…now I just make the recipe as it is written!!

I have omitted the raisins sometimes this recipe & put in chocolate chips so that is an option if you prefer not have to raisins in your cookies! Murray likes raisins, my kids like chocolate chips… In the I have divided the dough in half before adding either..& one half gets raisins & the other half gets chocolate chips.. but now it is just Murray & I at home, so I put raisins in the whole recipe!

Here is the recipe from Quaker Oats


1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 egg

3/4 cup flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 cup Oats…I used quick oats

1/2 tsp salt

1 Tbsp water

1/2 cup raisins ( or chocolate chips)


Preheat oven to 325f

Line baking sheets with parchment paper

  1. In the bowl of a mixer, cream the sugar, brown sugar & butter together until combined
  2. Add the vanilla & the egg & mix until smooth
  3. Mix the flour & baking soda together, add the oats & salt…. then mix this into the butter mixture
  4. Add the water…mix
  5. Stir in the raisins or chocolate chips
  6. Use a 1 tsp scoop or a spoon & drop cookies onto the prepared baking sheet leaving some space between them…
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes until light brown
  8. Let them sit on the baking sheet for a bit to harden up, then transfer them to a cooling rack


*** I did not take my usual pictures of these cookies, but it is pretty straight forward recipe!

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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!