Oatmeal Cookies – United States
An oatmeal raisin cookie is a type of cookie made from an oatmeal-based dough infused with raisins. It is made up of flour, sugar, eggs, salt, and spices and has become one of America’s most popular cookies. Oatmeal cookies can be traced to traditional Scottish oatcakes, which were popular in the early Middle Ages and are crispier than today’s oatmeal biscuits.
The first-ever oatmeal cookie recipes were found in the Boston Cooking-School Cook Book, written by Fannie Merritt Farmer and released in 1896. Although Farmer’s original recipe did not include raisins, its addition became more popular over time. Oatmeal raisin cookie recipes started to appear on all Quaker Oats containers in the early 1900s.