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

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  • 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

  1. Simmer 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.
  2. Cream shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Stir in raisin liquid.
  3. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices; stir in to shortening mixture.
  4. Add 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




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