Friday, September 23, 2011

Grandma's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Here's another great recipe that Susanne Spicker developed for Taste of Home Magazine. There are the perfect oatmeal raisin cookies.

Grandma's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


2 cups raisins, chopped
2 cups boiling water
3/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped walnuts


Place raisins in a small bowl. Cover with boiling water; let stand for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts and raisins.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass. Bake at 325° for 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are browned. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 4 dozen.

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