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Diane's 6-Spice Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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This recipe from Chef Diane Brown is sure to become everyone's new favorite. A twist on standard oatmeal cookies, it's packed with flavor from the exotic blend of spice. 
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Dish Type cookie
Seasonal Christmas, Holiday season, Valentine's Day, winter
Ingredient oatmeal
Servings 60 cookies
Author Diane Brown


  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups old-fashioned or quick-cook oats
  • 1 cup raisins


  • Put oven rack in middle position and preheat to 375 degrees.
  • Sift together flour, spices, baking soda, and salt into a bowl. Beat together butter and sugars in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, then beat in egg and vanilla.
  • Add flour mixture and slowly beat until just combined well.
  • Stir in rolled oats and raisins (dough will be stiff).
  • Working in batches, drop dough by level tablespoons about 2 inches apart onto an ungreased baking sheet and bake until golden, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Cool cookies on baking sheet 1 minute and transfer to racks to cool completely.