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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Quite Possibly the Best Cookie Ever)


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup margarine ( see the recipe notes above - Parkay is best)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • 1 ½ cups flour all-purpose
  • 1 cup ground raisins
  • 1 cup coconut, toasted
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, toasted (I like pecans or walnuts)


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment
  • Grind the raisins in a food processor with a blade attachment for 20-30 seconds until they've formed a very thick paste and come together into a ball
  • Separately toast both the coconut and the nuts
  • Cream the margarine and sugars until light and fluffy
  • Add the eggs and beat until the mixture resembles soft frosting
  • Add flour and baking soda
  • Stir in the oatmeal
  • Stir in the raisins, coconut, and nuts
  • Bake for 15 min, or until the edges are browned and have started to set.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 10-15 minutes before transferring them to parchment or paper towels on the countertop to cool the rest of the way