Old Fashioned
Oatmeal Cookie Recipe


Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookie Recipe also known as Cowboy Cookies Recipe and sometimes Ranch Cookies, makes a good choice for children's lunchbox and snack dessert, because of the healthy nutrients in the oatmeal and raisins.

They contain protein, iron, potassium, and other good nutrients.

I received this Old Fashioned Cookie Recipe in the early 1960s from a co-worker who liked to bring a batch of these cookies to share with us at break time.

Many folks have mentioned that this is the best cookie they have ever made.


Make sure if you take these baked cookies to a gathering, yjat you have copies of the recipe to hand out.


You will surely have requests.

Old Fashioned Oatmeal
Cookie Recipe


  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups rolled oats*

  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)


Sift together flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and soda.

Set aside.

Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.

Add eggs and vanilla.

Mix well.


Fold in flour and oatmeal.

Fold in raisins.

Place 1 tablespoonful of dough onto a cold, buttered (greased)  cookie baking sheet approximately 2 inches apart.

Bake in a preheated oven 350F. for approximately 12 minutes.

Remove from pan immediately to cool.

Fill your cookie jar.

These cookies improve with age.

*Use quick oats or old fashioned oats.

Old fashioned oats are thicker than the quick oatmeal, producing a slightly chewier cookie.

Do not use instant oatmeal.

You will not get as nuttier flavor, in my opinion.

Craisin White Chocolate Cookies


  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter

  • 1/2  cup light brown sugar, packed

  • 1/3 cup fine white granulated sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 1/2 cup sifted cake flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 cup quick oats

  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut flavoring

  • 1/3 cup Craisins

  • 1/3 cup mini-white chocolate chips


Place room softened butter, brown sugar and white sugar in a stand mixer.


Cream on medium speed until light and fluffy.


Takes about 1 minute.


Stir in egg, vanilla and coconut flavoring.


Turn to high speed and beat about 1 minute more until light and fluffy.

Scrape bottom and sided and beat another 30 seconds.


Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.


Fold into batter.


Turn speed back to medium and beat another minute, scraping bottom and sides of bowl after 1/2 minute.


Fold in Craisins and white chocolate chips.


Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.


Lightly butter parchment.


Dip a rounded tablespoon of cookie dough and place on cookie sheet 2 inches apart.


Bake in a preheated oven 330F. 10-20 minutes, just until cookies a lightly browned around the edges and test done in center.


Do Not overcook.


Cookies may be served warm or cold.


Store thoroughly cooled cookies in an  air tight container.


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Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies Recipe


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