Haynes' Cookies Recipe

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Haynes' Cookies

joanna economakos

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@2bor0

My neighbor Betty Haynes gave me this recipe over 50 years ago and I have never changed it..as the 'best' of the oatmeal cookie recipes you don't need to. It has a couple of options anyway..dates are best.


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Serves:
6 or more
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 c
dates or raisins
1 c
vegetable shortening
1 1/3 c
sugar
3
eggs
2 c
flour- can be whole wheat
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
soda
1 1/4 tsp
cinnamon
3/4 tsp
allspice
2 c
quick oats
6 Tbsp
date or raisin liquid
3/4 c
optional nuts, chopped

Step-By-Step

1In a small saucepan boil dates and or raisins covered for 5 minutes. Turn off, let set to cool, Drain and reserve juice. If using Raisins, I use golden. Dates are best. Need 6 T. of juice.

2cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and beat.

3Sift dry ingredients and mix with oats.

4Add to shortening, sugar mix and alternate with 6 T. of the liquid.

5Add fruit. Drop by Tablespoon full onto cookie sprayed cookie sheet.

6Bake 400o for 10 to 12 minutes. Do NOT bake too long as it will dry them out. ( they are quick oats and will be moist).

7Option: with Golden raisins I sometimes use Orange juice for the juice and reduce the sugar by 1/4 c. Can add 3/4 c.of your favorite nuts.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom