Beth's Oatmeal Cookies

READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 6 dozen




  • Bring the raisins to a boil in a saucepan with the 2 cups water. Simmer for 5 minutes. Let cool. Reserve 5 tablespoons of water from the raisins. Drain the rest of the water from the raisins.
  • Cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and beat again. Stir in the raisin water.
  • Sift the flour and spices together; mix into the creamed butter/sugar/egg mixture. Fold in the raisins, rolled oats and walnuts.
  • Drop by tablespoonsful onto greased cookie sheets and bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes until top springs back when pressed lightly.