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Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

Sometimes in this complex world you just need a simple old fashioned oatmeal cookie. Isn’t that how you feel sometimes?

These chewy, slightly tart yet sweet cookies are the perfect way to end the day…or start the day! Or they are just right to snack on in the middle of the day.

I must admit I did not like oatmeal cookies until I was twelve. The first oatmeal cookie I liked is  similar to this cookie only this one is even better. It is chewy and tangy!

In honor of that first “likable” oatmeal cookie take a listen to “Seems Like Old Times” sung by Rosemary Clooney with Count Basie and His Orchestra. It’s a great song about not only remembering old times, but actually being with the person those old times happened with!

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: About 38 Cookies


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 ¼ cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup Craisins®
  • Icing
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 2-3 teaspoons skim milk


  1. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, cream butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
  2. Add salt, eggs and vanilla and mix until blended.
  3. Add flour, baking soda and baking powder. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Add oats and mix. Stir in raisins and Craisins®.
  5. Dough is sticky. Roll dough into large balls, flatten between palms.
  6. Place on baking sheet linked with parchment paper. Flatten dough again until less than ¼-inch thick.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-11 minutes. Do not let them get too dark around the edges or they will be hard cookies. They should be cakey and chewy.
  8. Drizzle icing over the cookies making parallel lines.
  9. Icing
  10. Put powdered sugar in a bowl. Add half-and-half cream and 2 teaspoons of milk. Stir with a fork. If too thick to drizzle, add remaining teaspoon of milk and stir.

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About Jillaine: As a professional jazz singer who also studies law, savoring daily nosh with family refreshes me. You are invited to my table to try great food, hear tasty music, and join in upbeat conversation!

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