Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies


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This recipe came from my ex-mother in law. These cookies are almost like eating a cake. They are soft and fluffy.

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  • add   1 cup seedless raisins
  • add   1 cup water
  • add   3/4 cup soft shortening
  • add   1 1/2 cups sugar
  • add   2 eggs
  • add   1 tsp. vanilla
  • add   2 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • add   1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • add   1 tsp. soda
  • add   1 tsp. salt
  • add   1 tsp. cinnamon
  • add   1/2 tsp. cloves
  • add   2 cups rolled oats
  • add   1/2 cup chopped nuts-optional


  1. Simmer raisins and water in saucepan over low heat until raisins are plump 20-30 minutes. Drain raisin liquid into measuring cup. Add enough water to make 1/2 cup. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cream shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir in raisin liquid. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt and spices; stir in. Add rolled oats, nuts and raisins. Drop rounded teaspoons about 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.

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lana01 19:20, 19 Mar 2008

I use an ice cream scoop to make giant sized cookies. They are like mini cakes-yummy! Great for gift giving.

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