Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski
Makes about 5 dozen

Make a batch of old-fashioned oatmeal cookies even more special by adding chocolate chips and raisins.

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat butter and sugars at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until blended.

Step 2

Combine flour, soda, oats, and salt in a small bowl; gradually add to butter mixture, beating well. Stir in morsels and raisins. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets.

Step 3

Bake at 350° for 8 to 14 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Ratings & Reviews

Yukineko's Review

April 19, 2012
So simple yet so delicious. Added cinnamon and pecans.

July 19, 2016
a teaspoon of cinnamon or less or more?  JJ

July 19, 2016

July 19, 2016
why not leave the raisins and still add the extra chips!!!!!! :-) JJ

Nice Moist Chewy Cookie

July 08, 2016
I made these exactly as written except I only cooked them for about 10 minutes. They didn't even look done when I took them out but when cooled slightly on the baking sheet they were delicious and chewy. A real keep. Thank you for a great recipe.


May 29, 2016
I use self rising flour so I omit the baking soda and salt.

amfd0622's Review

September 05, 2013
AMAZING. I actually leave out the raisins and add an extra handful or two of chocolate chips. To die for.

yummymummy89's Review

January 24, 2012
I added 1 Tsp of Nutmeg and additional 1/4C of oats, also used 1C of BOTH crasins and rasins. I also used two different types of chocolate chips (1c dark chocolate chips and 3/4 C milk chocolate)... They are amazing! The only trouble is now I can't keep my hands out of the cookie jar! :)

j4metoo's Review

May 23, 2011
To improve, use less sugar, and add more butter if you want these to sing! Make it a cup and a half, and the cookies will be more like "Tates" famous cookies. Also try adding 1/4 cup of shredded coconut and half a cup of coarsely chopped walnuts. Yum!

krae5280's Review

October 21, 2010
I followed the recipe exactly except I used dried cranberries instead of raisins! They turned out absolutely delicious.