amish oatmeal cookies

★★★★★ 2
By Gay Farrar
from Gillespie, IL

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!!

★★★★★ 2

Ingredients For amish oatmeal cookies

  • 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

How To Make amish oatmeal cookies

  • 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.

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