Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I love vintage recipes and this recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies was a fun find!

The recipe box from Ohio dates from the early 1900s and who knows how old the recipe is!

I modified it a bit from the original as I felt the first batch was a bit flat and added salt.

This recipe calls for either raisins or “nut meats” and maybe one day I will make it with pecans or walnuts.

Would you use raisins AND walnuts?

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I renamed the recipe from Oatmeal Cookies to Oatmeal Raisin Cookies since I added the raisins and not “nut meats.”

I love pecans so my next batch may be Oatmeal Pecan Cookies.

Oatmeal Cookies by Minnie Snyder

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There is a notation in the upper right-hand corner that the card is from Minnie Snyder.

It looks like this recipe was used in the kitchen a bit due to the aging and the splatter marks.

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda, scalded
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cup dry oatmeal
  • 1 cup raisins or nuts


  1. Cream sugar and shortening
  2. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla
  3. Sift dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture
  4. Fold in oatmeal and raisins
  5. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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