Recipe by grungezombie
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!
Top Review by soleta
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 :)
- 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
Directions See How It's Made
- 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).