Saturday, January 19, 2019

Grandma Stain's Oatmeal Cookies

I found this recipe and decided to make it for February's recipe exchange. Theme is family favorites. The recipe is from July 21 1992 Family Circle. Sharon Whitt won a blue ribbon at the Skowhegan State Fair  in Maine. This was her grandmothers recipe. I'm sure it was a favorite in Sharon Whitt's family!


1 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup ( 1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 cup quick cooking rolled oats ( NOT instant)
1 cup raisins


1-  Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2- Sift together four, baking soda, cinnamon and salt onto waxed paper. Beat together the sugar, butter and vanilla at low speed for 1 minute. Scrape down sides. Increase speed to  high, beat 3 minutes. Reduce speed to moderate. Beat in eggs- one at a time. Beat in milk. Gradually beat in four mixture. Stir in oats and raisins.

3- Drop dough by slightly rounded teaspoons on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Place dough 2 inches apart ( they will spread)

4- Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Cookies will not be firm. Once out of the oven leave them on the cookie sheet a few minutes before removing them

5- Transfer to wire rack and cool.

Note: Oven temp was mentioned twice . Number 4 stated to bake in 350 oven.


  1. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe, Linda. Can't wait to try these at the recipe swap!! I'm thinking of making Mom's Epicurean Peach Cobbler. Hope someone brings an entree! ;] <3

  2. Everytime I see a picture of the cookies you make, I want to reach in and take one. These look sooo sooo good. When I bake cookies, which is rare, they never come out looking like yours do. You make them all so even. These are sure to make a big hit at the recipe swap. Looking forward to seeing what the other ladies bring.

  3. Yummy. Myra if you find a way to grab one . Grab me one also. Please