4 1/2 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)

Who can resist a warm oatmeal cookie filled with aromatic spices? This recipe garnered raves from our reviewers.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl, and set aside. Combine brown sugar and next 6 ingredients (brown sugar through egg) in a large bowl, and beat mixture at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended. Stir in oats and raisins, and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in flour mixture.

Step 3

Drop dough by level tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove cookies from pans, and cool on wire racks.

Step 4

Note: Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Ratings & Reviews

klem01's Review

April 16, 2012

AJLSickau's Review

March 06, 2012
These cookies are outstanding. I used light stick butter (instead of margarine), whole-wheat flour, and didn't pack the brown sugar (and they are still a bit sweet!). I also used apple-pie spice in place of the cinnamon/nutmeg and added 1/4 tsp of ground cloves. Absolutely delicious! My husband is an oatmeal-raisin cookie fiend and he loves these!

Jennette's Review

August 15, 2011
The spice in the cookies makes this recipe! I used butter instead of margarine...as butter makes everything better!

alphabetizing's Review

August 09, 2011
These are great. I made them for friends last Christmas because I was too poor at the time to buy individual gifts--I honestly think they were more successful than regular gifts would have been. They got rave reviews, and even people I know who have never liked oatmeal cookies in their life tried them and claimed they were the first ones they actually liked.

gunnercade's Review

March 29, 2011

dohertys's Review

September 01, 2010
yummy! made as directed but added 1/8 teasp. clove as suggested by another reviewer.

emstern's Review

January 28, 2010
A cross between a gingersnap and an oatmeal cookie.

ReneePech's Review

November 25, 2009
These just came out of the oven, so this is my first impression review: YUM! I made two substitutions: honey instead of corn syrup and chocolate chips instead of raisins. They were easy to put together and they are VERY tasty! I like all of the spices - it's just enough to give an interesting flavor, but not too overwhelming. The chocolate chips are a nice addition with the spice. I'll make these again!

rhuber34's Review

September 30, 2009
AMAZING! Perfect recipe! I added 1/2 cup of butterscotch chips for my sweet tooth. I also added 1 tsp of Pumkin seasoning, and 1/8 tsp of clove because its that time of the year for me! Good fall recipe. And! I actually got the right amount of cookies which I always look for in a recipe. yummy

testnexplore's Review

November 15, 2008
My all-time favorite oatmeal cookie recipe. I have made this recipe several times and have way too much fun tweaking the recipe with this, that, and the other.