Monday, March 4, 2013

Oatmeal Raisinets Cookies


Would you like to join me for some Irish tea and Raisinets Cookies?  I kept a journal of our trip to Ireland that we took several years ago.  My shamrock plate is from Target and my hankie napkin is from a sweet blogging friend. 


The sweet tea mug is from my Mom and sister.  The darling teapot I bought for $1.50 at our local monthly trade days.  The spout is chipped and there's lots of crazing, but I don't care!  It's from County Cork Ireland and I'm sure was well-loved by somebody, and now me.


The bottom of my teapot.


When my dear hubby was in the hospital, he received a goodie basket from some sweet friends and inside was a bag of Raisinets. When I was a kid and went to the movies, this was one of my all time favorite candies!!  Well, on the back of the bag was the recipe for these cookies.

1 1/4 cup flour
1 t. baking soda
3/4 t cinnamon
1/2 t. salt
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 t. vanilla
2 eggs
3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
1 (11oz.) package Raisinets
1 cup chopped nuts, optional

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.

Beat butter and both sugars and vanilla until creamy.  Beat in eggs; gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats, Raisinets and nuts.

Drop by rounded tablespoon onto I greased cookie sheets.

Bake for 9-11 minutes. Cool on Cooke sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to finish cooling.

Makes 4 1/2 dozen.

NOTE:  I made ice cream scoop size cookies and they took about 17 minutes.

Years ago, my Mom gave me this  kissing leprechaun couple.

This exquisite Irish lace was gifted to me by the same sweet friend that sent me the hankie.  I'm thinking of framing it to protect it's beauty.  

I am sharing this with:

Seasonal Sundays

               Thank you for visiting me!  xo


  1. A fun post as we get close to St. Patrick's Day! Your tea table is very pretty, Kitty.
    xo Beth

  2. Happy St. Patrick's Day, Kitty! What a fun post! I sure didn't know about Raisinet cookies! The kissing leprechauns are adorable and I really like the teapot and mug. I enjoy finding something that someone else has loved and giving it a second life. The stories these pieces could tell! :D :D Happy Tea Day!

  3. Love this charming vignette, Kitty, I also love Raisinets, my candy choice for the movies. xo

  4. Hello there Kitty,

    What a yummy and sweet tea post celebrating St. Patricks day. I love the Shamrock motif on the teapot, pretty tea mug and plate. It is all arranged so prettily on your tea tray with the Irish Blessings journal. All is sweetly inviting with those yummy oatmeal raisin cookies, tea and also the charming dear little kissing leprechaun couple figurine, the exquisite Irish lace that was gifted to me by the same sweet friend that sent you the hankie also. Lovely.

    Cheers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee

  5. Hi, Happy St. Patrick's Day. I love all you beautiful items. So much fun to collect.
    I live near Ireland, but have never been there. I would love to go sometime ; )

    Hugs from The Netherlands

  6. What a lovely tea vignette for St. Patrick's dear Kitty, the teapot and mug are simply gorgeous, along with the plate with shamrock and figurine... and the cookies, well, yummy!! Wow, wish I had some tea with you! Big hugs,

  7. Hello Kitty,
    What a sweet post! Love your St Patrick's vignette. The cookies look good and I think I would frame the doily too. It's beautiful! Thank you for coming to tea and for your prayers. Have a beautiful day.


  8. Oh what an absolutely gorgeous vignette, Kitty. I LOVE it!!

    I think that kissing couple statue is adorable.

    What a really fun post.

    Do have a blessed week!!

  9. What a sweet Irish tea table and I'm intrigued by the cookie recipe. Chocolate covered raisins is the only way I'd eat them as a child. I think the lace would look very nice framed, or even under glass in a tea tray.

  10. The cookies look really yummy and the teapot and mug are perfect for Saint Patrick's Day!

  11. That is such a pretty St. Patrick's Day vignette! I love the sweet teapot! The cookies look fabulous.

  12. Your setting is very pretty Kitty! I love your little kissing couple and could go for a couple cookies right now too-enjoy:@)

  13. I love that teapot! so pretty and dainty! I would enjoy those cookies too, I like them thin like yours:)

  14. I love your Irish vignette complete with home baked cookies. I think the lace would be beautiful framed.

  15. I am really liking the fresh look of the green shamrocks on white backgrounds I'm seeing in these tea posts today. You have some sweet things and I think you should frame the pretty lace to preserve it. Thank you for visiting and your comment. Have a good week! Pamela

  16. Kitty,
    Great cookie recipe!
    What an adorable figurine couple!!!
    Happy Saint Patrick's Day, dear one!

  17. I LOVE raisinettes and I LOVE cookies - sounds like the perfect match to me. And OH HOW I LOVE all your gorgeous dishes and settings. Just lovely!

  18. Hi Kitty,
    you made a perfect St. Patricks tea setting with so many original Irish items. Love each of them. Raisinettes are delicious and so I will try your yummy recipe. Thank you for sharing and for your visit and the sweet comment.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  19. I always loved Raisinettes growing up, and I am sure they would make a yummy cookie. I love all your gorgeous dishes! What an adorable figurine!

    Speaking of candy, I'm trying to figure out what to make with the new carrot cake flavored M & M's that can only be found at Walmart. Perhaps sugar cookies for Easter.

  20. I love your sweet teapot Kitty~ the crazing & chip wouldn't matter to me either! I haven't had Raisinettes in ages, they were a favorite though and I can imagine how wonderful the cookies are !

  21. Kitty, you are so creative - who would have thought of putting Raisinets into the cookies? Now, I am trying to figure out how to use Goobers (what I ate at the movies) - hahaha! Love your teapot - I know you will love it well.

  22. YOur teaset is lovely. Beautiful little teascape, and the cookies look soooooo good. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  23. Hi Kitty:

    So many fun Irish things - love it all and so fun to enjoy this time of year. The recipe looks wonderful as well - yum! Thank you for linking to Friends Sharing Tea!

  24. I love all the Shamrock pretties, and the teapot is wonderful! You sound like me, finding the recipe on the bag, and then of course you have to try it!

  25. I love your Irish goodies.. especially the tea pot! I love Raisinettes, and oatmeal cookies, so I have to try there. I plan to make them to take to share with my family in Arkansas. xoxo

  26. What fun it is to see all your St. Patrick's Day things. I especially like the little figurine and the doily. I've never had those cookies, but they sure do sound good. Thanks for sharing all your Irish things with us. Have a great night Kitty.

  27. Hi Kitty!
    I love your teapot and shamrock mugs. I don't have anything with shamrocks. That cookie recipe looks so good.

  28. I love your teapot, and the raisinet cookies would be loved by my husband! Thank-you for the recipe.

    St. Patrick's day inspires so many good things, like the saint himself.

  29. Kitty, I love your little teapot. I feel the same way about imperfections. Someone loved it to pieces! Just makes it lovelier. I found you at Sandi's Rose Chintz Cottage and we are joining your beautiful blog and adding you to our list of "Fab Blogs To Follow". Hope you will visit us at The French Hens Nest and join us back!

    Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens nest

  30. Your Irish table is very pretty. I love your table accessories.The pasta looks yummy!..Christine

  31. Love the look of your blog. Very nice! This recipe looks delicious too. Will be trying this very soon.

  32. Yes, YES, do frame that lovely lace!!! Carol at Serendipity has one of her FSL hearts on a red velvet background, in a picture frame...gorgeous idea.

    My ancestors hail from Co. Cork, so I'm especially enamored with your pretty teapot. They would have never thrown it out just because it was chipped, so why should we?

    Very pretty setting & very YUMMY looking cookies, too. Thanks for the recipe!


  33. Looks delicious! Oatmeal raisin cookies are my favorite but I've never had them with Raisinets!

  34. Good Morning Kitty,
    I just love your Irish Tea setting, everything looks so pretty. Your Oatmeal Raisinets look delicious. Thank you so much for sharing this special recipe with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  35. What a great find! That beautiful teapot for $1.50!! Even with all its imperfections it is pretty. Such beautiful lace too, you have some nice treasures to bring you luck!

  36. There are several bloggers with Irish tea sets - I am a bit jealous because I have none but maybe some day. Happy St. Paddy's Day to you.

  37. Hmmm, looks like a great way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

    Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper


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