Oatmeal cookies with nuts and raisins – grandma style


I love this simple recipe. This recipe will give you around 20 cookies but I double up to make 40 cookies and store those in a cookie box to keep fresh.

  • 125 g butter, softened
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 50 g white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 5 ml vanilla extract
  • 75 g flour
  • 1 g baking soda
  • a pinch of salt
  • 100 g quick cooking oats
  • 50 g chopped walnuts or pecan nuts
  • 50 g raisins


Preheat the oven to 165°C. In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in oats, raisins and nuts until just blended.

Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets. Cookies should be at least 5 cm apart. Bake for about 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool cookies on a wire rack.

Good with coffee or just as a snack…