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Phoebe's Fabulous Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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These are from the Friends Cookbook. Pheobe claims these are the best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies in the world. I think she is right! This is the nicest recipe I've tried.


Serves: 8-12

  • 5 ounces unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups raisins


Phoebe's Fabulous Oatmeal Raisin Cookies is a community recipe submitted by Nickki and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat oven to 180.
  • Cream the butter with the sugars with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla until smooth.
  • Stir together the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Stir the dry ingredients into the batter until just combined. Stir in the raisins.
  • Drop the dough by heaping tablespoons onto large baking sheets (I line mine). Leave 2 inches between each ball of dough.
  • Bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool cookies on sheets for a couple of minutes and then transfer on a rack to cool.
  • Additional Information

    Serve with milk and watch them disappear!

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    What 2 Others have said

    • I’m not sure why this recipe says 5oz of butter instead of 6oz or 12 tbs. like the original cookbook says. I always make it with exactly on and a half sticks of butter. I’m not changing it to 5 oz. it might be fine but why mess with perfection? Best oatmeal raisin cookies ever. I’ve been making them for 15 years.

      Posted by LauraSalas on 20th February 2021
    • Beware of the flour, oats and sugar quantities. Better to use cup measurements which have ml quantity on them. When one uses a scale the ml measurements will give far too much. Rather confusing mixing grams and mls in a recipe for dry goods and fat. otherwise taste is v good once I worked out correct measurements.

      Posted by Ann50 on 13th July 2016
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