Pregnancy cravings are the weirdest. One day I can’t eat enough fresh cherries (I normally can’t stand cherries) and the next all I want is as many chewy oatmeal raisin cookies my shrinking tummy can fit.
These oatmeal raisin cookies were famous in my house growing up and for good reason. At the time, the closest temple to our home in Ohio was in Washington DC and my parents would always bring home an array of cookies from the cafeteria there. Temple cookies were the only reason we were good for whatever poor babysitter got stuck with us seven kids for the weekend. All the varieties were worth good behavior, but for me, there was something special about the oatmeal cookies.
Washington DC Temple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
This recipe comes from the cafeteria of the LDS temple in Washington DC and they are famous for these soft and chewy Oatmeal Raisin cookies!
- Yield: 5 dozen
2 1/2 sticks butter, room temperature
1 1/2 C sugar
1 1/2 C brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tb milk
1/2 Tb salt
2/3 tsp cinnamon
1 T baking soda
2 1/2 C flour
4 C whole rolled oats
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease two cookie sheets.
Beat butter until light then slowly add each sugar until well incorporated. Scrape down the bowl and add eggs, one at a time mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla and milk. Mix and add salt, cinnamon and baking soda until combined. With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour then the oats. Add raisins.
Using a small cookie scoop, place each cookie on the sheets and bake for 8 minutes until brown around the edges. The cookie will not look done in the middle but they are. Remove from oven and allow to sit on the cookie sheet for 3-5 minutes until the cookie has set up then remove and allow to cool.
- Serving Size: 2 cookies
- Calories: 229
- Sugar: 36g
- Sodium: 300mg
- Fat: 6g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Unsaturated Fat: 3g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 43g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 3g
- Cholesterol: 12mg
i was just thinking today about making Temple Cookies (DC is our temple too) and I was wondering i f anyone had figured out their recipe… any idea if there was a chococlate chip cookie recipe they used? 🙂 cheers for the recipe!
Iris Dove says
I have all four temple cookie recipes. I’m not home right now. Email me and I will send them to you.
Can k also have temple cookie recipes? We are making cookies for the construction workers for our Pittsburgh Temple !!❤️ Looking for chocolate chip as well
May I also please have the DC Temple cookie recipes?
May have the recipes too? I loved these cookies.
I would love to have all four temple cookie recipes also! Thanks so much!
I would like recipes, please
Amanda gunter says
Can you please send me all the temple cookie recipes
Elena Kaneta says
Hi Iris, I would live to have the recipes for the temple cookies that you have. We have missed them all so much!
Christine Beazer says
I would also love the temple cookie recipes! Beazgirl75@gmail.com
I would love the recipes if you have them to share.
Iris, I would love the temple cookie recipes! May I please have them as well?
Can I get the Temple cookie recipes?
Sonya Pearson says
I would love the recipes. I worked in the cafeteria form 1975-1977. I don’t have the. Chocolate chip or m&m cookie recipes. Your conversions for home use for the other recipes are probably more accurate than mine.
Mary Gagnon says
Thank you for being willing to share the Washington DC temple cookie recipes . So kind of you. This was the temple of my husbands youth. He grew up in the Midwest.
Dave Beaumont says
Hi Iris, I would live to have the recipes for the temple cookies that you have. When i went to the temple i looked forward to grap some cookies. Thank you so much for sharing them.
I was also wondering if you, or if you know someone that has the pot pie recipe it was delicious.
Would you be willing to send the Temple cookie recipes.
Mandy McFadyen says
Would you mind emailing me the 4 recipes. We live in Saratoga springs and are preparing for the temple open house. Thank you do much
Oh, please! I’d love to have these, too! Happy spiritual memories!
Our children looked so forward our return from the temple.It would be wonderful to share these when our Richmond Temple opens soon.
Pat Watson says
Oh please! I would love to have a copy of those recipes. Many happy spiritual memories seeing happy faces of our children when we brought these home from the DC Temple. Thank you for sharing.
Maureen K says
Could I please have the other temple cookie recipes too. The Washington Temple was in my temple district and as a youth we would love eating those cookies in the cafeteria on our yearly temple trip.
Judy White says
Would love to receive the recipes also!
Jane M says
May I please have the 4 recipes for temple cookies?
I would love the temple cookie recipes as well.
I would love the Temple cookie recipes as well if you’re willing to share. Thank you so much.
Lace Olsen says
Can I get a copy of all four cookie recipes too? Thank you! Washington DC temple cookie recipes that is.