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Oatmeal raisin cookie recipe is perfect for school lunches

These soft, puffy oatmeal raisin cookies taste just like Grandma's.
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There is no shortage of cookie recipes floating around the Internet. Sometimes, though, the basics are just what we crave. Those puffy oatmeal raisin cookies that grandma used to make are pure comfort food for back-to-school lunches. And, what could be better on a Fall afternoon than some hearty oatmeal raisin cookies and milk.

You can make memories for your children in the simplest of ways. Coming home from school to the smell of cookies baking is only one way. Just a little bag of cookies in a lunch bag, complete with a note from Mom, can be something that they remember the rest of their lives. It is really all about making a child feel special and loved, however you choose to do it. Cookies are just one way!

You will love these because you just can't mess them up. Throw it all in a bowl, mix, and plop! And, best of all, it makes two cookie sheets full of cookies. And, there are lots of healthy ingredients here for the child on-the-go.

It’s that time again: soccer, football, cheerleading, dance lessons, Awanas and more. These oatmeal raisin cookies are a nice, quick snack to eat in the car to provide energy to last till supper. Mom and dad will like them, too, with a mug of coffee on the way to work when there is just no time for breakfast.


  • Oatmeal (One-Minute Oats): 3 cups
  • Self-rising flour: 2 cups
  • Eggs: 2
  • Sugar: 1 cup
  • Brown sugar: 1 cup
  • Generous dash of salt
  • Vanilla: 1 1/2 teaspoon
  • Margarine: 2 sticks
  • Cinnamon: 1/2 Tablespoon
  • Raisins: 1 cup


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Lightly grease cookie sheets with oil.

3. Mix ingredients, adding warm margarine last.

4. Stir until all ingredients are wet.

5. Spoon onto cookie sheets, leaving a space of an inch or so between them.

6. Bake for around 10 minutes, watching for burning around the edges.

They are especially good when eaten warm.

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