A highly rated recipe for old-fashioned oatmeal raisin cookies is available on Allrecipes.com. This recipe, which takes approximately one hour to complete, makes 48 cookies.
First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, cream 3/4 cup of softened butter, 3/4 cup of white sugar and 3/4 cup of packed light brown sugar together in a large bowl. Beat 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract into the mixture until it is fluffy. In a separate bowl, mix 1 and 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 3/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Gradually beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Once combined, stir in 2 3/4 cups of rolled oats and 1 cup of raisins. Continue stirring until all of the ingredients are blended together.
Drop the cookie dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet using a teaspoon. Place the cookie sheet into the preheated oven and bake for eight to 10 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown. Let the cookies cool slightly once out of the oven, then remove them from the cookie sheet, and place them onto a wire rack. Let the cookies cool completely before serving.