Moist Oatmeal Cookies

Recipe Rating:
 8 Ratings
Serves: 3 doz. cookies
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Cooking Method: Bake


2 c raisins
2/3 c shortening
1 c white sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground allspice
1/3 tsp salt
2 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 c oats, regular
1/2 c walnuts, chopped (optional)
1/3 c raisin liquid*
1 tsp vanilla extract

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Judy Garcia Recipe
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Las Vegas, NV (pop. 583,756)
Member Since Jan 2010
Judy's notes for this recipe:
This cookie has a cake-like texture and is delicious!
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I was especially intrigued by this recipe when I saw it calls for raisin juice! Turns out, I do believe that it's that juice that helps make these cookies so uniquely good. I have a friend who LOVES oatmeal cookies and this recipe passed his taste-test with flying colors!


Place raisins in saucepan; barely cover with water. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Drain, reserving liquid.
*If you don't have 1/3 c. liquid, add water to bring to that amount.
Cream shortening and sugar; add eggs. Sift dry ingredients together and add with remaining ingredients.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes.
NOTE: I used small ice cream scoop and this recipe made 3 dozen, 2 1/2" cookies.

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user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Mar 29, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Carol Junkins CarolAJ - Jul 14, 2011
These sound really good ~ I am going to try them. Tks for sharing, and Congrats on the blue ribbon !
user S I SyiLuvsPastries - Dec 31, 2011
I just wanted to let you know that I made these on Thursday for my mom's fiance (he's an oatmeal cookie fanatic!) and he REALLY liked them! He was doing his "happy dance" and everything. LOL! He even kept watch over them all and told my mom and I that we could only have ONE! Thanks for sharing.
user S I SyiLuvsPastries - Dec 31, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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