- 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 rolled oats
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 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 with milk to the creamed mixture. Stir in the oats, raisins and nuts.
- Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for about 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Family-Favorite Soft Oatmeal Cookies in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p53
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Reviewed Sep. 9, 2012
"These cookies are good, but I wasn't expecting it to be so cake-like. They are very fluffy. They taste good, but if you are wanting a chewy cookie, this is not it."
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2010
"These cookies are top notch! I sometimes replace raisins with chocolate chips."