Homegirls Special Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

I've had this recipe since I was a little girl and have adjusted it to fit me. I've never come across a recipe like it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix shortening and sugar.
  2. Mix eggs, salt, vanilla, and beat until fluffy.
  3. Dissolve soda in boiling water, then mix into egg mixture (this might have a curdled look and thats normal).
  4. Add flour and oats.
  5. Mix in raisins.
  6. Drop onto greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 350° 10 minutes, do not over bake.
Most Helpful

I have to confess that these did not turn out for me at all. They were far too chewy and they stuck to the pan, even though I had buttered it really well. In trying to scoop them off the cookie sheet they tore into shreds. I used margarine as recommended. I probably wouldn't make these again. Sorry.

MarieRynr June 06, 2013

I made these using half butter and half butter flavor shortening (I scraped the bottom of the Crisco container to get 1/2 cup LOL!) that is all I had, but they still turned out delicious! I used mini chocolate chips for my chocolate-loving DS in place of raisins. they spread out a bit when baked probably because of the butter, but still baked out just fine. I love these cookies and will make them again soon! thanks so much homegirl!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz January 20, 2006

First off, I have to confess I used butter in this recipe because I have SO much of it in my freezer. The cookies came out sort of flat and chewy, which is exactly how I love oatmeal cookies. I've tried to replicate oatmeal cookies that my Mom's best friend makes (she won't divulge the recipe) and this one is IT! Also, I love chocolate chips in my oatmeal raisin cookies and this was an easy way to get both flavors in there. My husband brought some to his garage today and shared them and the guys loved them. This was great all around. Thanks homegirl for the winner recipe :)

Hey Jude August 12, 2005