Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

A recipe that has been handed down on my husband's side of the family


  1. Cream shortening and sugar. Dissolve baking soda in 1 1/2 tbsp hot water. Mix with shortening, eggs, and milk.
  2. Sift flour and cinnamon together and add to creamed ingredients.
  3. Add oatmeal, vanilla, raisins, and nuts.
  4. Drop on creased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees.24.
Most Helpful

Oh My! These were wonderful. My husband and kids loved them. I rolled them out to ball shape when placing on the baking sheet. They didn't "flatten" out, like most cookies but, were absolutely delicious. Thanks!

Connie C. November 03, 2008