Old Fashioned
Oatmeal Cookie Recipe


This Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookie Recipe also known as Cowboy Cookies Recipe makes great children's snacks because of the nutrients in the oatmeal and raisins.

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

I received this recipe in the early 1960s from a co-worker and still bake it often.

Some folks have mentioned to me that this is the best cookie they have ever made.

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookie

  • 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.

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