Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


These cookies have carrots added which not only adds more nutrition but a fantastic sweet flavor. These cookies are so good. Everyone that has had one cookie always asked for more. The addition of the carrots reduces the amount of fat and sugar used in this recipe opposed t the traditional recipe.




Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Soft and delicious cookies. Great for the lunch box or for snacks and dessert.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 25 large cookies
Calories 303 kcal
Author Laurie


  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbs water or orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups rolled oats toasted
  • 1/2 cup carrot grated, optional
  • 1 cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup nuts your favorite kind


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  2. Cream butter and both sugars until fluffy. Add egg and beat thoroughly. Mix in water and vanilla.

     *Creaming is the mixing of butter and sugar(s) together until well blended, leaving you with a fluffy light yellow mix. If the butter and sugars are over-mixed when the butter begins to separate. The reason we 'cream' butter and sugar(s) together is to create little air pockets in our dough.The air will mix with the leavening agent, and expand ~ making our cookies rise!

  3. Sift together flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda; add to the creamed egg mixture and mix well. Add oats, raisins, carrots, and nuts; mix. 

  4. Form cookies with either a  spoon or cookie scoop on prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until edges are brown but centers are still soft. Remove to a rack and cool.

  5. Be sure to set your timer, the minutes fly by.

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Nutrition Facts
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 303
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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