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Family-Favorite Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Family-Favorite Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

My mother got this recipe in about 1910 when she was a housekeeper and cook for the local physician. The doctor's wife was an excellent cook and taught my mother of lot of her cooking techniques. The cookies soon became a favorite in our home and, when I got married and had a family of my own, they were a favorite throughout the years. My five children also enjoy baking these cookies for their own families—it's a real family tradition.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:30 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, soda and cinnamon; add alternately to the creamed mixture with buttermilk. Fold in the oats, raisins and nuts.
  • 2. Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Yield: about 5 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 232 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 151 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.