This recipe for soft and chewy oatmeal cookies with raisins is from my childhood. My Mom has been making these cookies for almost 5 decades.
I still remember coming home from school and when I approached the door, with one sniff, I just knew … inside I would find my Mom’s oatmeal raisin cookies waiting as a special after school treat. Grinning to myself that those same cookies would show up in my lunchbox the next day.
My mom isn’t someone who really loves to bake. She had her favorites, which became our favorites that we grew accustomed to enjoying throughout the year and especially at the holidays. I find myself extremely blessed to have had a stay-at-home-mom. When asked what I wanted to be growing up, I always said “A Mom.”
Again, all of these later, I find myself feeling blessed all over again, being able to be just that. I have always stayed home with my kids.
I love being able to bake and surprise them with treats after school, pack their lunches, and even slip a little note in there to let them know that even while they are away, they are always on my mind.
I was fortunate to be able to bake this age old, tried and true recipe for my kids this past week, using Bob’s Red Mill Old Fashioned Oats. All Bob’s Red Mill oats are kiln roasted to give them that wholesome flavor you come to expect from Bob’s Red Mill. The difference between rolled and steel cut oats is in the processing. Rolled oats are rolled flat to produce those flakes you know and love. Steel cut oats are chopped into several pieces for a chewier oatmeal.
Bob’s Red Mill Oats are an incredibly versatile whole grain, rich in dietary fiber and can help reduce cholesterol. They even have gluten free oats, that are sourced gluten free, packaged in Bob’s Red Mill’s 100% gluten free facility and tested every step of the way to ensure their gluten free status.
My mom’s recipe is made with ingredients I always have in my house.
Mix up a bowl. They come together quickly, no time chilling in the fridge or anything.
Scoop them out on a cookie sheet,
and bake up a memory of your own. Your kids (of all ages) are sure to be happy to have these show up after school, or in their lunch box.
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 cups Bob's Red Mill Old Fashioned Oats
- 1 cup raisins
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.