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Washington DC Temple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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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 1x


  • 2 1/2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 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
  • raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease two cookie sheets.
  2. 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.
  3. Add vanilla and milk.
  4. Mix and add salt, cinnamon and baking soda until combined. With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour then the oats.
  5. Add raisins.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  • Author: Carole Jones


  • 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