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    Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

    Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Photo by Marlene.

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    30 mins

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    10 mins

    Marie's Note:

    Cookies like Grandma used to make. The secret is boiling the raisins to plump them up, which adds a great dimension to the wonderful spicy taste of this soft cookie. These are real special!

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    1. 1
      Simmer raisins and water in saucepan over low heat until plump for 20 minutes.
    2. 2
      Drain raisin liquid into measuring cup.
    3. 3
      Add water to make 1/2 cup.
    4. 4
      Heat oven to 400 degrees.
    5. 5
      Cream shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
    6. 6
      Stir in raisin liquid.
    7. 7
      Measure flour and combine with, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices.
    8. 8
      Stir into creamed mixture.
    9. 9
      Add oats, nuts and raisins.
    10. 10
      Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2" apart onto ungreased baking sheet.
    11. 11
      Bake for 10 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 04, 2013


      This is an amazing recipe! I did make a few changes when I tried it. Instead of shortening I used unsalted butter. For the sugar I used 3/4 c white sugar and 3/4 c light brown sugar. I added 1/2 more oats for a total of 2 1/2 cups of oats. I also reduced the oven temp from 400 to 375 and baked for apx 12-15 minutes instead of 10. Result was soft, cake like cookies with a crispy edge. These are almost like Grandma's (but better).

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    • on August 06, 2013


      I have used this exact recipe for years and think it is the best oatmeal cookie I have ever tasted....

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    • on February 01, 2011


      I needed an oatmeal raisin cookie recipe that had no milk or butter, these worked!
      400 degrees is too hot for the oven. Reduce heat to 350 and bake for 8-10 minutes.
      We liked the cookies, but they could have used more flavor. Maybe next time I'll add some ginger and nutmeg.

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    Nutritional Facts for Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (1489 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 4272.7
    Calories from Fat 3782
    Total Fat 420.2 g
    Saturated Fat 104.0 g
    Cholesterol 62.0 mg
    Sodium 657.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 129.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.9 g
    Sugars 65.0 g
    Protein 13.2 g

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