Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Janet Scott

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@JanetLeeScott

Let me tell you, this is THE best cookie recipe. They are so soft and melt in your mouth! Be careful though, they can be addicting! After I made these and sent them to my Aunt she begged me for the recipe and she has the family secrets.


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Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

1 c
raisins
1 c
water
2/3 c
shortening
3/4 c
white sugar
3/4 c
brown sugar
2
eggs
1 tsp
real vanilla
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
nutmeg
1 tsp
cloves
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 c
unsweetened applesauce
2 c
quick cooking oats

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven: 350 degrees.
This recipe is prepared by hand, no mixers.
2
In a small saucepan simmer raisins in water until plump. about 10 to 15 minutes.
3
While that’s simmering, mix together shortening and both sugars until blended.
4
Add eggs and vanilla and blend using a wooden spoon.
5
Add your dry ingredients then your oats.
6
Drain off most of your water from the simmered raisins. Add the HOT raisins and applesauce to the mix. (If you don't have any applesauce I have used the water from the raisins, just make sure you have 1/2 cup, if not add to it.)
7
Drop spoonfuls on to your cookie sheets and bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Depends on your oven and on the times.
8
Cool cookies on a wire rack. After cooled you can frost them with butter cream frosting or a simple glaze.
9
**** My glaze: powdered sugar, milk, and a drop of STRONG instant coffee.****
10
Optional: you can add nuts to this! YUMBO!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
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