Quaker Oatmeal cookies pictured on the side of the Quaker Oats container

Quaker Oatmeal Cookies • Straight from the Quaker Oats Box!

The classic Quaker oatmeal cookies recipe from the old-fashioned oats box or canister, plus tips for making these cookies come out perfectly!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 dozen
Calories 92 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


  • 14 tablespoons butter softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt optional
  • 3 cups Quaker Oats quick or old-fashioned, uncooked
  • 1 cup raisins


  1. Heat oven to 350 F.  In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy.

  2. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.

  3. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; mix well.

  4. Add oats and raisins; mix well.

  5. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  6. 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.  Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Recipe Notes

For high altitude, increase flour to 1 3/4 cups.

Nutrition Facts
Quaker Oatmeal Cookies • Straight from the Quaker Oats Box!
Amount Per Serving (23 g)
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 35
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.9g6%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 78mg3%
Potassium 52mg1%
Carbohydrates 13.2g4%
Fiber 0.8g3%
Sugar 6.1g7%
Protein 1.4g3%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.