Easy Basic Flahavan’s Irish Oats Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Recently I was introduced to Flahavans Steel Oats Company. Flahavan’s has been milling oats at their family mill in Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford for over 200 years. There has been an oats mill there since the late 1700’s. The power for the mill came from the nearby River Mahon which at one time also powered four other mills. In those days, the mill was used for the contract milling of oats for local farm growers and oat growers. This is where the farmer’s oats were then milled and the milled oatmeal was returned to him. He was charged for this service. At this time, the oatmeal was a heavier type than the Flahavan’s “flaked” oatmeal we know today.

I’m thrilled to gotten the opportunity to review their Steel Oats. They come in an old fashioned steel oats can. Right away I knew I wanted to bake some old fashioned raisin cookies so I could share these delicious oats with the whole family.

While this is a basic Oat Meal Cookie recipe I assure you the delicious oats are not. Flahavan’s benefits of oat based products are customer led, identifying the relevant lifestyle and health needs of their existing and potential consumers. They will respond with distinctive oat based branded products that enhance the Flahavan’s brand name and provide excellent value to consumers.


Easy Basic Flahavan's Irish Oats Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Easy Basic Flahavan's Irish Oats Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


  • 1 Stick of butter softened
  • 3/4 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 3 Cup Flahavan's Steel Oats
  • 1 Cup raisins


  1. Pre-Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In large bowl, cream butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats and raisins; mix well. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

4 comments for “Easy Basic Flahavan’s Irish Oats Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  1. April 21, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Sounds tasty!!

  2. Deb E
    April 22, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    I love oats and Sprout’s has them on sale this week for 50 cents a pound, even for steel cut oats. I’m stocking up and making this recipe. I’ll sub dates for raisins though since I’m not a fan.

  3. Jeanine Carlson
    April 25, 2016 at 2:52 am

    I always wondered if you could use steel oats instead of regular oats for oatmeal cookies. Is the texture different?

  4. Darlene Maroni
    May 1, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    I love oatmeal cookies and surprisingly my grand children do also. I will be trying this recipe. I am always looking for healthier versions and easier versions. Thank you for sharing this recipe. It sounds wonderful!

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