Recipe by flower7
I *love* these cookies! They are chewy, chunky, spicy, and delicious! The recipe originally came from Betty Crocker's Cooky Book and were listed as "The Best Cooky of 1900-1910". For a change, try substituting cut-up dates or other dried fruits for the raisins. NOTE: If you replace the shortening with butter as many reviewers have done, you will probably get a crispier vs. chewy cookie.
Top Review by Doughy
So good, my friends call me Betty Crocker so it seems to fit! I am trying to bump up my son's iron intake so I used blackstrap molasses and whole wheat flour. I didn't use the chocolate chips, I didn't have any. I think my iron is going to be up too!
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable shortening
- 1 1⁄4 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄3 cup molasses
- 1 3⁄4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 3⁄4 cup raisins
- 3⁄4-1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks or 3⁄4-1 cup chocolate chips
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Beat shortening, sugar, eggs, and molasses thoroughly.
- Stir dry ingredients (flour-cinnamon) together and blend into wet ingredients.
- Stir in oats, raisins and chocolate chips.
- Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Note: When I used a 1 1/2-inch wide cookie scoop, I got 3 1/2 dozen cookies.