Amish Oatmeal Cookies
These classic Amish Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe will take you back to your grandma's kitchen and leave you wanting more. The perfect bite to accompany a coffee or tea, you won't be disappointed with this easy-to-follow classic cookie recipe.
This recipe is as simple as it can get and can be prepared in less than 20 minutes. These traditional Amish Oatmeal Cookies are thick, chewy, and filled with raisiny goodness. Perfect for sharing or any occasion!
What are other variations of Amish Oatmeal Raisin Cookies?
There are hundreds of ways to make classic oatmeal cookies depending on your preferences. Not a fan of raisins? Try swapping with any other dried fruit like cranberries or dates. Or replace it with walnuts or almonds. For thinner and crispier oatmeal cookies, flatten the dough with a floured spoon. Or make bigger dough sizes according to your preferences.
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Amish Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
The traditional Amish Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are the perfect treat for any time of the day. We stand by this tried-and-true old Amish recipe and recommend adding it to your cookie recipe repertoire. These cookies are chewy, crunchy, and have the perfect sweetness. Great served with a cup of tea or coffee!
4 c. brown sugar
3 c. butter, softened
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
4 tsp. cinnamon
4 tsp. baking powder
8 c. regular oatmeal
3 c. raisins
8 c. flour
4 tsp. baking soda dissolved in 12 Tbsp. buttermilk or 12 Tbsp. hot water
Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter, and sugar well. Then beat eggs in.
In another bowl, mix dry ingredients (besides raisins). Then gradually add the sugar and butter mixture and combine well. Fold in raisins.
Drop rounded teaspoons of dough on a covered or greased baking tray. For flatter cookies, flatten balls of dough with a teaspoon and minimize baking time by 2-3 minutes.
Bake at 350° on a greased cookie sheet cookies are golden brown. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.
Alternatively, you can grind the raisins before adding to the dough.
You can use any kind of oats in this recipe, but whole oats work best.
Try switching out vanilla with almond or anise extract for a different flavor.
Oatmeal raisin cookies also go well well with a simple icing.
For crispier and flatter oatmeal cookies, flatten dough balls and bake for 10-12 minutes.
How to store Amish Oatmeal Cookies?
Amish Oatmeal Raisin Cookies store nicely in an airtight container for 3-5 days. To freeze, place cooled cookies on a baking sheet and set them in the freezer for 30 minutes.
How to reheat frozen Amish Oatmeal Cookies?
Choose to thaw cookies or place them straight into the oven. Add 1-3 minutes to the baking time for frozen cookies.