Haynes' Cookies

Haynes' Cookies

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

joanna economakos

By
@2bor0

My neighbor Betty Haynes gave me this recipe over 50 years ago and I have never changed it..as the 'best' of the oatmeal cookie recipes you don't need to. It has a couple of options anyway..dates are best.

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Serves:
6 or more
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    dates or raisins
  • 1 c
    vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/3 c
    sugar
  • 3
    eggs
  • 2 c
    flour- can be whole wheat
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    soda
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp
    allspice
  • 2 c
    quick oats
  • 6 Tbsp
    date or raisin liquid
  • 3/4 c
    optional nuts, chopped

How to Make Haynes' Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. In a small saucepan boil dates and or raisins covered for 5 minutes. Turn off, let set to cool, Drain and reserve juice. If using Raisins, I use golden. Dates are best. Need 6 T. of juice.
  2. cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and beat.
  3. Sift dry ingredients and mix with oats.
  4. Add to shortening, sugar mix and alternate with 6 T. of the liquid.
  5. Add fruit. Drop by Tablespoon full onto cookie sprayed cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 400o for 10 to 12 minutes. Do NOT bake too long as it will dry them out. ( they are quick oats and will be moist).
  7. Option: with Golden raisins I sometimes use Orange juice for the juice and reduce the sugar by 1/4 c. Can add 3/4 c.of your favorite nuts.

Printable Recipe Card

About Haynes' Cookies

Course/Dish: Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom



Leave a Comment

18 Dessert Recipes To Make Easter a Little Sweeter

18 Dessert Recipes To Make Easter a Little Sweeter


In some households, the holiday meal is the highlight of the day. But in others, the dessert table is the real star. If that’s the case in your house, you’re in luck. We’re sharing an assortment of recipes so there is something for everyone. Carrot cake a must-have? You’ll find an addictive one, plus a […]

21 Go-To Honey Garlic Recipes

21 Go-To Honey Garlic Recipes


Honey garlic is one of our favorite go-to flavor combinations. Not only because it is delicious, we usually have the ingredients on hand. Perfect for a weeknight meal, these easy honey garlic recipes come together quickly and please the whole family’s taste buds. No matter what you have on hand – chicken, salmon, shrimp, pork, […]

12 Lovely Coffee Cake Recipes

12 Lovely Coffee Cake Recipes


Perfect with your morning coffee or as a treat after dinner, coffee cakes are one of our favorite indulgences. Sweet, heavenly, and full of flavor, coffee cakes are a great go-to for family get-togethers or a random Sunday. Grab a slice and get ready to enjoy!