Moon Dance Farm Cookies

January 3, 2022

These are oatmeal raisin cookies that Jane Parres made at Moon Dance Farm. They are very large, scooped onto the cookie sheet with an ice cream size scoop.

Note: We haven’t made these in several years so will update this recipe after completion of the next batch.


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  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups (426g) brown sugar
  • 2 cups (396g) white sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 cups (480g) all purpose flour
  • 4 cups old fashion oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3 cups nuts (wallnuts, pecans, etc.)


  • Preheat oven to 350 deg F
  • Cover cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • Cream together butter, brown and white sugar
    • Note: All mixing steps were performed using a Kitchen-Aid mixer except inclusion of the raisins and nuts. No reason these couldn’t be done manually but it’s a heavy batter
  • Mix in eggs, salt and vanilla
  • Mix in baking powder, baking soda and flour to combine evenly
  • Mix in oats
  • Add raisins and nuts to batter
  • Using ice cream scoop, scoop out 5 large cookies on the baking sheet
  • Bake 10 minutes
  • Remove from oven, let rest for 2-3 minutes and transfer to cooling rack


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  • From Jane Parres – Moon Dance Farm