Instant Oatmeal Cookies

My husband had recently been asking me to make him some oatmeal and raisin cookies! I went to the store and bought everything to make the cookies except the oatmeal. Instead of going back to the store for the oatmeal I decided I would use what I had in the pantry and make him some Instant Oatmeal Cookies that where definitely a hit!

Instant Oatmeal Cookies

My request was oatmeal and raisin cookies so they were filled with plenty of raisins. I also used a couple packets of the strawberry instant oatmeal in addition to the regular packets to give my cookies some extra flavor. I like to try to put a unique touch on recipes sometimes!

Instant Oatmeal & Raisin Cookies

These cookies came out delicious, got devoured in no time and I have been asked to make more. You may even have all the ingredients in your pantry and fridge so that you can make them too! Be sure to bookmark my Instant Oatmeal Cookies recipe below…

Instant Oatmeal Cookies

Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Author Stefani Tolson @


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 6 packs instant oatmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped


  1. In a mixing bowl add butter and both sugars and beat until creamy. Add milk and egg and continue mixing until smooth.

  2. In a separate bowl add the remaining dry ingredients and stir with a whisk to blend ingredients well. Stir dry ingredients into the mixing bowl with butter/sugar mixture and stir until well blended. Fold in raisins and walnuts.

  3. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and  drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.

  4. Bake at 350° for about 8-10 minutes or until the cookies are light brown and crispy around the edges.

  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes then move to wire cooling rack.

You can get creative with these cookies if you buy the instant oatmeal that comes in the variety pack! The next time I make these I might also add some chocolate chips too!

Instant Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

About Stefani Tolson

The author of This Mom Can Cook and the owner of many other websites & blogs for moms. Stefani Tolson is a multi-tasking mom of 4 from the Sacramento area, PR friendly, a freelance writer, web designer, cook & more!