perfect oatmeal cookies

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By Theresa Poma
from Rock Island, IL

I am an oatmeal cookie lover ! You can have ALL your boring chocolate chip, or overly sweet sugar cookies ... GIVE ME AN OATMEAL COOKIE ANYDAY !! This recipe makes a nicely spiced, moist, chewy, cookie with plump, sweet, raisins ! MY FAVORITE :)

serves Makes 4 dozen
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For perfect oatmeal cookies

  • 3 1/2 c
    flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 3 1/2 c
    rolled oats
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 c
    vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 c
    butter
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c
    raisins, plumped in boiling water, and well drained
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How To Make perfect oatmeal cookies

  • 1
    Blend all dry ingredients in mixer for 2 minutes on low speed.
  • 2
    Add shortening, butter, eggs, and vanilla. Mix for 1 minute on medium speed until well combined.
  • 3
    Add plumped, drained, raisins and blend for 30 seconds until raisins are well distributed in dough.
  • 4
    Drop cookies by tablespoon or cookie scoop onto parchment lined baking sheets. Bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees

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