Super-Size Oatmeal & Raisin Cookies

Recipe by MasakoHI
READY IN: 50mins




  • Preheat oven to 325°F with an oven rack in the center position.
  • Spread the oatmeal on a baking sheet and toast them for 15 minutes, stirring them frequently, until they are pale gold in color. Let the oats cool before using.
  • Reset the oven to 350°F.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening until it is soft.
  • Beat in the brown sugar and granulated sugar, beating after each addition until the mixture is fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
  • Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and allspice.
  • Stir the flour mixture into the creamed mixture.
  • Stir in the cooled oats and the raisins and mix well.
  • Use a 1/3 cup measure as a scoop and level the top of the dough.
  • Place the mound of dough on a greased baking sheet or on parchment paper.
  • Flatten it slightly with the palm of your hand to about 5 inches in diameter.
  • Repeat with the remaining dough, leaving at least 2 inches between cookies after flattening.
  • With the flat of a knife blade, push the dough inward to to make a neat edge if it has spread unevenly.
  • Bake the cookies in the center of the preheated oven for 18 - 20 minutes, until they are firm to the touch and lightly browned around the edges.
  • Cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes, or until they are firm enough to be removed to a wire rack.