Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
Mom used the recipe straight off the box of the Quaker Oatmeal canister. This has always been extra special because of the warm thoughts it brings to me of my Aunt Marshee who worked at the Quaker Oatmeal plant as an executive assistant for most of her professional career.
- 3⁄4 cup shortening
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups oats, uncooked
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup raisins
- 1⁄2-1 cup nuts, chopped
- Beat together shortening, sugars, egg, water and vanilla until creamy.
- Add combined remaining ingredients; mix well.
- Add raisins, nuts or even chocolate chips at the end.
- Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
I just tried this and dropped onto non stick sheets. They burnt to a crisp in 8 minutes. Now I'm reducing the heat to see if the next batch turns out.
this is the recipe of my childhood! i'm going to try using lard instead, to make it healthier, but if that doesn't work, i'll stick with the shortening. thank you so much for posting this!
Easy to follow and deliciously nutritious. Love oatmeal raisin.