Nana’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Nana’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

12 Days of Christmas Cookies

Nana’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are sweet and chewy with the perfect ratio of raisins and oatmeal to cookie dough!

Flashback to Thanksgiving: I had baked and photographed 8 cookies (in addition to my regular job) in three days and, as I sat on the train to my grandparent’s house in Washington DC, I was in desperate need of cookie inspiration.

I begged Nana for some Christmas cookie recipes and she pulled out an old, well-loved Pillsbury cook-booklet called “Best Loved Foods of Christmas.” She flipped straight to the page with “Oatmeal Raisin Rounds” and said this was one of her and my mother’s absolute favorite.


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups rolled oats (quick cooking or old-fashioned*)
  • 1 ½ cups raisins, packed
Read the whole recipe on American Heritage Cooking