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Oatmeal Craisin Cookies

10 Oct

Yesterday was such a beautiful day out. It was 81 degrees and I decided to spend the day inside. It was what I call “Domestic Sunday”. ¬†Domestic Sunday is usually spent doing the things I hardly have time for during the week such as cleaning, doing laundry, and of course my favorite… COOKING!! ūüôā Even though it was hot out, I decided to turn on my oven and bake some cookies. I am so glad I did! Here is a recipe for some Oatmeal Craisin Cookies (originally vanishing oatmeal raisin cookies from Quaker Oats) The sweet, but tart, craisins and orange zest really give these cookies some punch. Enjoy ūüôā

Oatmeal Craisin Cookies

Adapted from Quaker Oats


  • 1/2¬†¬†cup (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4¬†¬†cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2¬†¬†cup granulated sugar
  • 2¬†¬†eggs
  • 1¬†¬†teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon Amaretto
  • 1-1/2¬†¬†cups all-purpose flour
  • 1¬†¬†teaspoon baking soda
  • 1¬†¬†teaspoon¬†ground cinnamon
  • 1/2¬†¬†teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 3¬†¬†cups Quaker¬ģ Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1¬†¬†cup Craisins
  • 2 teaspoons Orange Zest


Heat oven to 350¬įF. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs amaretto and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats, orange zest and craisins; mix well.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time Time: 08 min