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       Volume I - October 20, 2006

Thin Crispy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Question

I know this is a really dumb question, but I have to ask it.

I have been trying to make THIN CRISPY Oatmeal Raison cookies. I tried both recipes you have in the cookbook as well as a few I download from the internet. I keep getting thick, cakey, chewy cookies. Do you have any suggestions about another recipe, or what I can be doing wrong?


Hi Murray,

I hope that's not a dumb question, or I'm also dumb! I too have been trying to find an oatmeal cookie recipe like the one I remember making as a teenager. They were the nice crispy cookies, not the cake-like ones.

Here's two more recipes to try. They should be the crispy versions, if my memory is adept!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups shortening
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
Sift dry mixture together and add to creamed mixture:
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp. salt
Stir in:
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Bake at 350-degrees for 10 minutes on ungreased cookie sheets.

Variation: Use raisins instead of chocolate chips and add up to 1 tsp. cinnamon.

Family Favorite Oatmeal Cookies
  • 2 cups shortening
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 6 cups oats
  • 12-oz chocolate chips
  • 1 cup nuts (optional)
Cream shortening, brown sugar, and sugar. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients together. Fold into creamed mixture. Stir in oats, chocolate chips, and nuts. Roll into small balls. Place on greased baking sheet. Flatten wit a fork. Bake at 350-degrees F. for 10-12 minutes.

Variation: Replace chocolate chips with raisins and add up to 1 tsp. cinnamon.

Hope you love these!!

Desi @ DVO

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