AMISH OATMEAL COOKIES

Gay Farrar

By
@Ivorytickler

My mom used to make these when I was growing up. I grew up in central Illinois close to an Amish community and mom somehow got this recipe. The original recipe called for beating with a "rotary" beater but of course we now use our mixers and to grind the raisins and peanuts in a food grinder!!


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Ingredients

1-1/2 c
raisins
1 c
peanuts, salted and without skins
6 c
flour, all purpose
3 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
nutmeg, ground
1 tsp
cinnamon, ground
1-1/2 c
vegetable shortening
3 c
sugar
2 c
oats, quick cooking
3 tsp
baking soda
1 c
buttermilk
1/2 c
dark molasses
4
eggs

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375.
2
Using your food processor, pulse raisins and peanuts until finely ground and set aside. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon into a very large bowl. Cut in shortening using a pastry blender until mixture forms fine crumbs. (I have also put this in my food processer and done this.) Add ground raisin mixture, sugar and oats. Mix well.
3
Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk in a small bowl. Add molasses and 3 of the eggs. Beat with mixer on low until blended. Add to flour mixture, mixing well with spoon.
4
Drop by heaping tablespoons about 3 inches apart on GREASED baking sheets. Flatten each with a floured bottom of a drinking glass. Beat 1 egg in a bowl until blended. Brush tops of cookies with egg. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies