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Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

 Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies
A hint of cinnamon makes these chewy oatmeal cookies stand out from all others. The recipe makes a big batch, so it's perfect when you need a snack for a crowd. —Terri Crum, Fort Scott, Kansas
78 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups shortening
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4-3/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 4-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in
  • molasses and vanilla. Combine the remaining ingredients; gradually
  • add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake
  • at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to
  • wire racks to cool Yield: about 13 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 158 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 71 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.