How to Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Easy recipe for a home made treat (psst. don't be afraid to swap raisins for chocolate chips!)

Bored of hard and crusty store bought cookies? Try this easy recipe from Canadian Public Health Association and the Basic Shelf Cookbook. This recipes makes 24 cookies so freeze any extra.


  • 1¾ cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1⁄3 cup margarine
  • ¾ cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup water


  1. Turn on oven to 350°F (180°C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Mix oats, flour, cinnamon and baking soda in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Put margarine in a large bowl. Mash it with the back of spoon to soften it. Add sugar and beat well.
  4. Add egg and mix well. Stir in vanilla extract. Add dry ingredients. Mix well. Stir in raisins and water.
  5. Drop 12 teaspoonfuls of cookie dough onto the baking sheet, and press each one down slightly. Use about half the batter. Bake until golden brown around the edges. This will take 12 to 15 minutes. If you like your cookies crisper, bake them a few minutes longer.
  6. Lift baked cookies off the baking sheet and cool. Repeat Step 5 until all the cookies are baked. Keep any extra cookies in the freezer for 4 months.

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