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Grandma's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

 Grandma's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
“This is our family’s very favorite cookie. I’ve never tasted any like it! They freeze well, too.” —Susanne Spicker, North Ogden, Utah
48 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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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Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 134 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 63 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.