Oatmeal raisin soak cookies


I have been given a very different bringing up than others. For one thing, our parents never raised their hands on us. To be honest, we have driven them up through the walls especially in our teens. Yet, they were always lenient with us.

I still remember the kind of punishments I used to get when I was younger. My father would ask me to stand in a particular spot until he allows me to go. Surprisingly, I was the only one who got this punishment. Not so surprisingly, my brothers weren’t so much of a trouble :D.

I am talking about the early 1980s, when we have never heard of a thing called time out. I wonder how my dad got that idea when he had no parenting books, the internet or Dr. Spock to guide him!

Anyway, my dad is right now in Trivandrum and they are flying to my brother’s place today. So I was thinking of my dad, of my childhood, of my home, about the future and a lot about the past. So this just came up in my mind.

These cookies are also special, because I made it for my parents and my brother’s family two summers back. On demand from my dad. I didnt take any pictures then, because it was all over in a day or two. But still the memory lingers.

Browse through the pictorial and the recipe to know how it is made!


Recipe source: Food.com



Soak 1 cup raisins in 3 well beaten eggs and 1 tsp vanilla for an hour.


Beat one cup butter(~220 gms) with 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup white sugar until light and fluffy.


Add 2.5 cups flour, 1 tsp salt and 2 tsp baking soda. Mix in.


Add the raisin mix.


Followed by 2 cups oats and 3/4 cup nuts, if using.


Form a dough.


Take tablespoonfuls of dough and place in a parchment lined tray.


Bake for 10-15 minutes (took around 13 for me) in a preheated oven at 350F, keeping a close eye on it.


The cookies are done when the base starts to brown lightly. Let them rest in the tray for sometime or they might crumble.


Once cool, store in an airtight container.

Recipe source: Food.com

Makes : about 50 cookies


  • 3 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 1cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 3cup chopped nuts(optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C.
  2. Beat the eggs well with the vanilla. Soak the raisins in the egg-mix for an hour.
  3. In a big bowl, beat the butter with the brown and white sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the baking soda, salt and flour (in batches) and mix it in.
  5. Add the raisin mix and oats and blend until combined. You might have to use your hands or a rubber spatula at this stage.
  6. Scoop and drop tablespoonful of dough or roll into balls and flatten a little with your hands. Place them in a parchment lined tray, leaving some space in between for the cookies to expand.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned.
  8. Let the cookies rest in the tray for sometime or it might crumble when you try to take it out.
  9. Once cool, store in an airtight container.



16 thoughts on “Oatmeal raisin soak cookies

  1. This kind of time out worked for my elder one, not my younger (wail wail !! :((( … Sometimes saying nothing is the worst reprimand (I have a story for that , later)…

    Food brings us so many memories associated with that.. These cookies are my type , full of fibre. Although I would cut out most of the butter and zero eggs. Bookmarking to try


  2. Ah Rajani, guess we were born in an era when Parents had just to give a stern look and things were alright..now I dry my throat shouting at the top of my voice..well that was a golden period for parents..lol..so nice reading about your memories..hope you better baking these goodies again..those cookies look so wonderful..and such perfect shape too..


  3. Your cookies pictured are very tempting and someone said they lost their touch on food photography ! Cookies look yummy


  4. I guess times changed then only, way back in 60’s too we were just given a stern look which said it all…absolutely no need of raising voice also…and now I see parents shouting at the kids…the kids have changed…parents have changed…but these cookies…they look perfect..no questions raised:))


  5. Even we were raised in that kind of environment where we were not even punished. :)
    Oatmeal raisin cookies are my favorite. Another classic cookie recipe and they look good.


  6. Lovely post Rajani. I think food triggers so many memories — it’s unbelievable.
    Very interesting to see raisins soaked in egg. Oatmeal cookies are always a classic and yours look just perfect.


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