Mom's Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time
15 mins
40 mins

These are the oatmeal cookies I grew up with. I know there are tons of recipes for oatmeal cookies on here already, but I didn't find any exactly like this one, or even quite close enough to call the same. The yield is an estimate, because I don't remember how many this actually makes. Enjoy!

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  1. Cream shortening, sugar, and eggs til light and fluffy. Stir in buttermilk.
  2. Stir dry ingredients into creamed mixture. Stir in oats and raisins.
  3. Drop from tablespoon 2" apart on lightly greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake at 400* about 8 minutes. Cool slightly; remove from pan.