Recipe by grandma2969
We love this recipe because it will stay chewy in the cookie jar for 7 days..if they last that long...everyone who tries them raves. If you like a big fat chewy oatmeal raisin cookie, you have to try these.
- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup Crisco shortening
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal (not instant)
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Whisk eggs in a small bowl, add 1/4 cup water, 1 tsp vanilla and raisins; mix well. VERY IMPORTANT let set on counter for at least 1 hour.
- In another bowl, combine crisco, and sugars, mix well.
- Gradually add dry ingredients.
- Blend in raisin mixture -- mix well.
- I use a cookie scoop, slightly less than 1/4 cup and place them on a greased cookie sheet. I slightly flatten them with the back of the scoop.
- Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. Do not flatten cookies a lot -- just a gentle tap.other wise they will flatten out too much.
- Baking note: please remember to reverse position of cookie sheets halfway through baking. DO NOT OVER BAKE. Cookies should be slightly golden brown around edges. Centers will look set-- let cool 1 minute on cookie sheet and then remove to wire rack to complete cool.
- I have used this recipe for over 30 years-- always outstanding-- most important thing to remove cookies from oven before they are finished-- residual heat in cookies will complete cooking-- and result in a cookie that is not dried out.
- I also add more walnuts, as I like lots of big nuts in my oatmeal cookies-- I have often left the egg, raisin mixture on counter, for a couple of hours while cleaning house and came back and baked marvelous cookies.