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Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Classic and Delicious Recipe

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Classic oatmeal raisin cookies make tasty after-school snacks or lunchbox treats.

The Best Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

There’s something timeless about the combination of oats and raisins in a cookie. This classic Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies recipe from Quaker is a beloved treat that’s perfect for any occasion. Soft, chewy, and filled with wholesome goodness, these cookies are sure to disappear quickly!

Notes on Ingredients

To make these delightful cookies, you’ll need:

  • Butter: Softened to create a creamy, rich base.
  • Brown Sugar: Adds a deep, molasses-like sweetness.
  • Granulated Sugar: Balances the flavor with a bit of extra sweetness.
  • Eggs: Help to bind the ingredients together.
  • Vanilla: Adds a hint of aromatic flavor.
  • All-Purpose Flour: Provides structure to the cookies.
  • Baking Soda: Ensures the cookies rise properly.
  • Ground Cinnamon: Adds a warm, spicy note.
  • Salt (Optional): Enhances all the other flavors.
  • Quaker® Oats: The heart of the cookie, giving it texture and flavor.
  • Raisins: Sweet, chewy bits that complement the oats perfectly.

How to Make Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  1. Prepare Your Oven: Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix the Wet Ingredients: In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  3. Combine Dry Ingredients: Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; mix well.
  4. Add Oats and Raisins: Stir in oats and raisins until evenly distributed.
  5. Form the Cookies: Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake and Cool: Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely.

How to Serve Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These cookies are perfect for any time of day. Serve them fresh from the oven with a glass of milk for a classic pairing. They also make excellent after-school snacks or treats for lunchboxes.

How to Store Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Store your oatmeal raisin cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. To keep them soft and chewy, place a slice of bread in the container. For longer storage, you can freeze the cookies in a sealed container for up to three months. Thaw them at room temperature before serving.

FAQs About Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Can I use old-fashioned oats instead of quick oats?

Yes, both quick and old-fashioned oats work well in this recipe.

Can I substitute other dried fruits for the raisins?

Absolutely! Try using diced dried apricots, cranberries, or a mix of your favorite dried fruits.

How do I make bar cookies instead of drop cookies?

Press the dough onto the bottom of an ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into bars.

What can I do to adjust for high altitude baking?

Increase the flour to 1-3/4 cups and bake as directed.

How do I keep the cookies from spreading too much?

Make sure your butter is just softened, not melted, and chill the dough if it’s too warm before baking.

A plate of freshly baked vanishing oatmeal raisin cookies.

The Best Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

Discover the classic Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies recipe by Quaker. Perfect for after-school snacks or lunchbox treats, these cookies are easy to make and delicious to eat.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Course Cookie Plate, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48 servings
Calories 96 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 14 tablespoons butter softened
  • ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt Optional
  • 3 cups Quaker® Oats Quick or Old Fashioned, uncooked
  • 1 cup raisins

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  • Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
  • Add oats and raisins; mix well.
  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.
Keyword Baking, Oatmeal Cookies, Quaker, Raisin
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