Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins
This recipe came from my step-grandmother. She was a very southern lady who used this recipe since 1930 from Pillsbury Flour Co. I've eaten lots of oatmeal cookies, but never tasted one quite like this. I think it is yummy. I'm not sure how many cookies this makes, but my guess is 2 - 3 dozen, depending on the size spoon used to drop the batter.
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 4 tablespoons milk
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄8 teaspoon allspice
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 1⁄2 cup raisins (optional)
- 1 cup pecans, chopped (optional)
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream shortening (I use butter flavored Crisco) and sugar together.
- Add eggs and vanilla to mixture.
- dissolve baking soda in the milk and add to mixture.
- Sift together flour, salt, cinnamon and allspice. Add to sugar mixture.
- Add oatmeal, pecans and raisins.
- Drop by Tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minute.
Easy to make, delicious to eat. What more can we ask of a cookie recipe? Nothing more...except there probably won't be enough to last very long. I got 3 1/2 dozen from the recipe. Made for PAC Spring 2013.