Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
Soft and chewy, these never last long around our house! As written, this recipe makes 2 dozen cookies, I recommend doubling it. Thanks to my mom for snagging this recipe from Mina Newton all those years ago!
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 1⁄4 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 2 large eggs
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 cup raisin juice (from simmering)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon clove
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups oatmeal
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Simmer raisins in water over high heat until plump (5-10 minutes); drain, SAVE JUICE, set raisins aside to cool.
- Cream together shortening and sugar.
- Add baking soda to 1/2 cup of the raisin juice, add to shortening/sugar along with eggs; beat until well mixed.
- Combine baking powder, salt, spices and flour; mix well and add to liquid mixture.
- Stir in oatmeal, then stir in the raisins.
- Drop by generous tablespoon onto cookie sheet and bake at 350° F for 10-12 minutes (until edges just begin to brown).
They are nice, not awesome, more caky than cookie. I dont like the clove taste of them very much but they are ok. I wanted to use an alternative recipe from the most popular one, was a good treat but maybe wont make them again. Anyway, thanks for sharing :)