Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

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Kathy Lochner

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The raisins are cooked in a saucepan until they are plump and juicy and then the liquid is added to the dough to make them moist. This is the only way my mom ever baked them.

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Ingredients

1 c
raisins (any kind)
1 c
water
3/4 c
shortening
1 1/2 c
sugar
2 large
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 1/2 c
flour
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
ground cloves
2 c
rolled oats
1/2 c
chopped walnuts (optional)

How to Make Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Step-by-Step

  • 1Simmer raisins and water in a small saucepan over low heat until raisins are plump, 20-30 minutes. Drain raisin liquid into measuring cup and add enough water to make 1/2 cup. Preheat oven to 400.
  • 2Cream shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Stir in raisin liquid.
  • 3Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices; stir in to shortening mixture.
  • 4Add rolled oats, raisins, and nuts if desired. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto a greased baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from baking sheet and cool.

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About Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Hashtags: #oatmeal, #raisin