Recipe: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

by GettingFreedom on April 14, 2009

My husband’s favorite cookies of all time are Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. As I’ve confessed before, I’m not a cookie maker, but I’m learning. Over the past few weeks, I’ve made my fair share of these since they are somewhat nutritious. Who knew that a kitchen timer would work wonders?! :)

A couple weeks ago when I was making up a batch, I was low on all-purpose flour, but I didn’t realize it until I already started making them. The only solution I had was to use whole wheat flour. I had no idea how it was going to turn out, but I ran with it anyway.

To my delight–it worked perfectly! The only thing that needs to be adjusted is the bake time or oven temp. I would say that you could probably drop the temp to 325° and bake for about 5 to 8 minutes.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
1 c shortening
¾ c packed br. sugar
¼ c white sugar
1 (3.5 oz) pkg instant french vanilla pudding mix
2 eggs
1 ¼ c. all purpose flour (or whole wheat)
1 tsp baking soda
3 ½ c rolled oats
1 c raisins

Cream together shortening, br. sugar and white sugar until smooth.

Blend in the dry pudding mix, then beat in eggs until the batter is light and fluffy.
Combine the flour and baking soda, mix into the batter. Add in the oats and raisins. The mixture will be really stiff, and appear dry–but it’s okay!
Drop dough by spoonfuls onto baking sheets.  Bake 8-12 mins in a 350° oven. For whole wheat, adjust oven temp to about 325° and bake for 5-8 minutes.


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Cupcake Dessert April 14, 2009 at 12:52 pm

these sound yummy!! thanks for sharing!!


Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam April 14, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Yea – another frugal mom blogger and Dave Ramsey lover. Congrats on your journey at debt free living…it’s the bomb! Thanks for linking up to my Tasty Tuesday. It will fun to get to “know” you through this. :)


Amanda @ Mommy's Idea Book April 14, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Thanks for the recipe. Those are my hubby’s favorite cookies.


Miriam April 14, 2009 at 3:17 pm

That’s interesting, I’ve never seen a recipe that takes pudding mix. But then I was looking through it again and noticed that it doesn’t take vanilla flavoring. I wonder how this recipe’s finished product is different from my recipe that doesn’t take the pudding? I might have to try this one :)


heresmycuplord April 14, 2009 at 3:44 pm

I love Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. I may have to try this recipe. It looks easy.


Brenda April 14, 2009 at 4:45 pm

I love the cookies with pudding in them and this looks really good!


Beth April 14, 2009 at 5:23 pm

Sounds yummy!! Will have to try them out!!

I gave you a shout out on our family’s blog today! Thanks for inspiration!! I now have “goals” for 2009!!


Hoosier Homemade April 14, 2009 at 5:36 pm

Oatmeal Raisan are some of my family’s favorites too. Thanks for sharing!


Kat April 14, 2009 at 10:26 pm

Ooooooo! I love me some oatmeal raisin cookies. Also, glad to *see* you back since your husband’s illness.


Jerri - Simply Sweet Home April 14, 2009 at 10:55 pm

Sounds yummy! I love that it has french vanilla pudding in it.


Kristy April 16, 2009 at 2:38 am

These sound sooo good! I’m a huge fan of oatmeal raisin and you know, I’ve never tried making them. I have to now. Thanks for sharing this =)


Sherry April 16, 2009 at 5:41 pm

WE love oatmeal raisin. What a fun addition with the pudding mix, too!


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