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Great-Grandma’s Oatmeal Raisin Step On Cookies

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These cookies take a little time to make, but it is mostly hands off.  The results are a smooth cookie with a nice chew unlike any other oatmeal raisin cookie you’ve had!


    I thought for Mother’s Day it would be fun to post one of my Great-Grandma’s recipes.  More of her story can be found on the post I wrote about her frozen fruit salad.  She had a very interesting childhood living with her mom and grandparents after her dad passed away.

     It sounds like her grandparents were quite the business people and were in to a little bit of everything!  Since she had a stroke when I was very young, I don’t remember her cooking.  But her recipes still live on.  This is one that I have heard of her making frequently.

    The recipe said it yields 9 dozen cookies and by George if I didn’t get exactly 9 dozen.  To be fair, I had to work pretty hard scraping the bowl to get the last one… but I wasn’t going to come up one short!

     I thought it was really interesting that this cookie has a two day prep.  
     Day 1: make dough, roll into balls, roll balls into sugar and put in the fridge. 
    Day 2 : flatten balls, bake and enjoy

Yield: 9 dozen cookies

Great-Grandma’s Oatmeal Step On Cookies

These cookies take a little time to make, but it is mostly hands off. The results are a smooth cookie with a nice chew unlike any other oatmeal raisin cookie you’ve had!
prep time: 8 hourcook time: 8 MINStotal time: 8 hours and 8 mins


  • 1 1/2 cups butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • a little salt


  1. Cream together butter and sugar.
  2. Mix in eggs.  Then stir in the dry ingredients.
  3. Roll into small balls, about an inch in diameter, then roll balls in sugar.
  4. Chill overnight.
  5. Flatten out with a glass bottom the next day and bake at 375 F for about 8 minutes.  She says “keep them light”
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Sunday 15th of November 2015

Yum, these look great! I love pretty much any kind of oatmeal cookie that I can get. Plus it has raisins so I'm sold! Thank you for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!!


Monday 16th of November 2015

These are fun because they have a completely different texture than most oatmeal cookies. Some people didn't even recognize them as oatmeal cookies until I told them what they are. That great-grandma of mine was on to something!

Miz Helen

Monday 18th of May 2015

I need these awesome cookies in my cookie jar! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen


Monday 18th of May 2015

They are a long time family favorite and worth making! Thanks for hosting, have a great week.


Saturday 16th of May 2015

I love oatmeal cookies, these sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!


Saturday 16th of May 2015

These have a different texture than any other oatmeal cookie I have ever tried. It was fun to bake from one of my great-grandma's favorite recipes.

Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

Wednesday 13th of May 2015

This is one I'm going to try. Thanks for sharing on #AnythingGoes link UP


Monday 11th of May 2015

Look delicious, and you know if it came from Grandma then it's gotta be good!


Monday 11th of May 2015

That is a really good sign, isn't it?!