Posted by: dinainsuburbia | December 16, 2008

Loaded Oatmeal Cookies- another Christmas Cookie Keeper!

In addition to the molasses cookies I baked yesterday, I also baked up some loaded oatmeal cookies.  These cookies are based upon the recipe found under the Quaker Oatmeal cap- it’s different than the recipe featured on the Quaker website.  I know the recipe has been a feature on the cap for years- at least since I was 12 or 13.  To load ’em up, I added raisins, a bag of chocolate chips, and some pecans- although any nut would do (walnut, hazelnut, etc).  These are chewy and full of flavor- and oatmeal too- so they gotta be at least a teeny bit healthy, right?



  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups Quaker Oats, old fashioned uncooked
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup pecans (walnuts, hazelnuts also work well)
  • 1 bag chocolate chips



Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat together butter and sugars (white & brown) until creamy and fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.  Combine flour, baking soda, salt and spices, and whisk.  Add dry ingredients to wet and mix well.


Stir in oats, raisins,nuts, chocolate chips.  

Bake 10 to 12 minutes on parchment lined cookie sheets- or until golden brown.  Cool 1 minute on a cookie sheet and remove to cool on a wire rack.



  1. love your blog ( with snow ), yummy cookies.

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