Grandma’s Oatmeal Cookies

I got this recipe from Grandma because she makes the best oatmeal cookies. The secret to this recipe is the cloves and the all-spice. My kids love these and they had fun helping me make them! We decided to mix it up a bit by adding some coconut! You can also add nuts or chocolate chips.

These are great for the kid’s lunches and great for on the go snacks. They are obviously the perfect choice to pair with a tall glass of milk. Makes 3 dozen cookies. These also freeze well if you want to make them ahead of time.

Tip: watch these closely as they tend to burn if left in too long. Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes. You can also switch out the butter for shortening if you have a milk allergy.


* 1 Cup butter
* 1 Cup granulated sugar
* 1 Cup light brown sugar
* 2 Large eggs
* 2 Tsp vanilla extract
* 1 1/4 Cups sifted all-purpose flour
* 1 Tsp salt
* 1 Tsp baking soda
* 1 Tsp cinnamon
* 1/2 Tsp cloves
* 1/2 Tsp allspice
* 2 Cups old fashioned oats
* 1 Cup raisins


1. In a large bowl, combine butter and sugars.
2. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until fluffy.
3. Combine flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and allspice.
4. Add to creamed mixture; mix to blend.
5. Stir in oatmeal and raisins.
6. Drop a tablespoon of dough onto cookie sheet about 2-inches apart. Cookies will spread!
7. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes.
8. Cool for about 5 minutes on cookie sheet, then remove to a cooling rack.

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