- 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.
Reviews for Grandma's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
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"And add to the cookie dough."
"Our family has had this recipe for years and has been our favorite the only difference I see is I keep 1/4 cup of the water from the raisins"
"This cookie is very soft, and when baked for 8-10 minutes appears very underbaked, i.e. shiny in the middle. I baked them 10 to 11 minutes and then let them cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing to the rack. This seemed to solve the problem, and they were still nice and soft. I like the simple flavor and the softness, and I plan to make these again!"
"We did not care for the taste of the cookie."
"I loved this recipe, I made it for a cookie exchange and everyone loved it as well. The raisins are so soft and moist I think that makes all the difference. I did add vanilla because I add that too all my cookies, perhaps that made the difference."