Nana's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Okay - so I don't really ever remember my Nana making oatmeal raisin cookies and this isn't her recipe. She was a Chicken Cutlet gal. But --- she was a resourceful woman, and didn't like to waste food. You know when you get to the end of the cereal & it's just all crumbs? She'd throw it into cookies for extra flavor. That idea is adapted into this recipe. You can use whatever cereal you'd like. I usually use crushed-up Special K, burt I bet Raisin Bran would be good. I just wouldn't recommend using like Cocoa Crispies or Fruit Loops. Lol.


2 sticks unsalted butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 1/3 cup white sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 tablespoons honey

2 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups golden raisins (A MUST)

2 1/2 cups oats

1/2 Crushed Special K/Cheerios (or whatever you have lying around)


  • Prep a cookie sheet with parchment.

  • Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl (flour, baking soda, salt). Set aside.

  • Cream butter with sugars (brown & white) in a stand mixer (with paddle attachment)

  • Once combined and fluffy af, add the eggs (one at a time)

  • Add vanilla and honey and mix again.

  • Slowly add the dry into the wet, keep the mixer on a slow speed. Make sure you scrape down the sides and scrape the bottom to ensure all is mixed.

  • Next, fold in raisins, oats & crushed cereal with a rubber spatula. It will be a bit of a work out. Make sure to fold thoroughly to ensure all ingredients are spread throughout.

  • Chill cookie dough for 30 minutes.

  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Scoop the cookie dough into 1 1/2 - 2 inch balls and bake about 12-14 minutes (they'll be a golden brown, bake time will depend on size)