moist oatmeal cookies

★★★★★ 8 Reviews
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By Judy Garcia
from Gunnison, UT

This cookie has a cake-like texture and is delicious!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

I was especially intrigued by this recipe when I saw it calls for raisin juice! Turns out, I do believe that it's that juice that helps make these cookies so uniquely good. I have a friend who LOVES oatmeal cookies and this recipe passed his taste-test with flying colors!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 8 Reviews
serves 3 doz. cookies
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For moist oatmeal cookies

  • 2 c
    raisins
  • 2/3 c
    shortening
  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 2
    eggs
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    ground allspice
  • 1/3 tsp
    salt
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 c
    oats, regular
  • 1/2 c
    walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • 1/3 c
    raisin liquid*
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make moist oatmeal cookies

  • 1
    Place raisins in saucepan; barely cover with water. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Drain, reserving liquid. *If you don't have 1/3 c. liquid, add water to bring to that amount.
  • 2
    Cream shortening and sugar; add eggs. Sift dry ingredients together and add with remaining ingredients.
  • 3
    Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes.
  • 4
    NOTE: I used small ice cream scoop and this recipe made 3 dozen, 2 1/2" cookies.

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