Best Ever Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies
butter flavored shortening (i use crisco)
dark brown sugar, firmly packed
real vanilla extract (no imitations)
orange zest (grated orange peel
rolled oats, quick cooking or old-fashioned
raisins, currants, dates, choc chips (your choice)
walnuts, coarsely chopped
How to Make Best Ever Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies
1Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2Cream together the shortening with the sugar. Add vanilla extract, milk and egg. Beat at medium speed until combined. Do not overbeat.
3In a separate bowl, sift or whisk very well the next 4 dry ingredients. Mix into the creamed mixture, then, stir in the oats, raisins,nuts, etc.
4Place 1” -2” balls, about 2” apart on un-greased cookie sheets. Flatten gently to about 3/8 of an inch with palm of your hand.
5Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes (depending on size). Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets before removing to cooking racks to cool completely. Yield: 3 dozen.
6NOTE: We like to make 'em big; but if you would prefer, this recipe can be halved very easily, and works just fine. I use air cushioned cookie sheets.
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Posted: Tue, Nov 22, 2011