Blue Ribbon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Stacy Nelson

By
@homemakingdiva

This award winning Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe is made from ingredients stored in a mason jar in food storage and has a 3 year shelf life. The recipe not only won the blue ribbon at the state fair but also won the C & H Sugar award.


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Rating:

Serves:

18 cookies

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
regular rolled oatmeal
1 c
flour
1/2 c
sugar
1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
2 Tbsp
dry powdered whole egg
1 tsp
powdered vanillla flavoring
1/2 c
raisins
1/2 c
shortening
1/4 c
water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Prepare the Recipe in a Jar:
In the bottom of a wide mouth quart canning jar place oatmeal and flour
2
In a bowl mix sugars, powdered egg, baking soda, baking powder, salt and powdered vanilla. Stir ingredients and place in a small sandwich baggie (use a baggie without a ziplock closure). Twist the baggie tight and place baggie of ingredients into the jar.
3
Place raisins in a small sandwich baggie. Twist the baggie tight and place baggie of ingredients into the jar.
4
Clean the glass rim of the jar. Seal the jar with a FoodSaver or use an Oxygen Absorber to remove the oxygen from the jar. Place the metal lid on the jar and the metal band. For detailed instructions visit this webpage: homemakingdivas.com/mealinjar_intro. Printable tags for the jars are available. homemakingdivas.com/oatmeal_in_jar
5
To make the cookies:
Open the jar and remove baggies. Discard the oxygen absorber. Place the baggie of the sugar mixture in a mixing bowl and add 1/2 cup shortening and 1/4 cup water. Mix until creamy. Add the flour/oatmeal ingredients and the baggie of raisins and mix. Note: If the raisins start to get a little bit hard soak them in 1/2 cup of hot water for 5-10 minutes. Drain the water off the raisins before adding them to the cookie
6
Preheat oven 350 Degrees. Drop cookie dough from spoon on cookie sheet. Bake 11-13 minutes until lightly brown on the bottom of the cookie.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy