Mrs. Pasture’s Cookies: Perfectly Sweet Treat from an Age gone By

If you ever had the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Pasture, her baking is considered a legend even to this day. From her famed ‘Mrs. Pasture’s cookies’ to various other treats, the fantastic tastes this lady created were a staple in many households.

The combination of flavors in Mrs. Pasture’s regular cookies is so perfectly balanced, some swear that it must have been made with a recipe handed down from generation to generation. But her special variation, the one that truly stands out in the memory, has a burst of flavorful sweetness that can’t be found anywhere else.


– 1 cup butter, softened
– 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
– 2 eggs
– 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
– 2 teaspoons baking soda
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 3 cups quick-cooking oats
– 1 cup raisins
– 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
2. Cream together softened butter and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add to the creamed mixture.
4. Mix in the oats, raisins, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
5. Drop dough by tablespoonful onto pre-greased cookie sheets.
6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven, until golden brown.

Mrs. Pasture was a master of adding unique ingredients to marry several tastes and textures for a remarkable outcome. One of her signature recipes, her cookies burst with the sweet and warmth of the three main ingredients – butter, brown sugar, and raisins. Unique spices like cinnamon and nutmeg tie together the flavors to create something special.

These delectable morsels are a sweet reminder of the art of baking, a reminder of Mrs. Pasture. Serve up these treats, and it’s clear this tradition is alive – and well deserved.

Bon appetit!