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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

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I was given this recipe by a friend many years ago, and these cookies are as delicious as Mom used to make. The secret to this recipe is to measure exactly (no guessing on the amounts) and to not overbake. —Wendy Coalwell, Abbeville, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:21 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 21 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 275 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 247mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add to creamed mixture, just until combined. Stir in the oats, raisins and pecans if desired.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a greased glass bottom.
  3. Bake at 350° for 10-11 minutes or until golden brown. Do not overbake. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Oatmeal Raisin Cookies in Country October/November 1991, p49


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sjpoor User ID: 2565047 249139
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2016

"These cookies flatten out beautifully and have the right amount of crisp. Wouldn't change a thing and will definitely make them again."

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aug2295 User ID: 4631582 218505
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2015

"Delicious cookie and easy to make!"

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Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 217074
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"Delicious! I used butter instead of shortening. I also reduced the sugar. Mine did not look like the picture, but they were still delicious. I will definitely be making these again. A great recipe."

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houseof8 User ID: 7363456 37721
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2013

"It turned out to be more of a cake type of a cookie."

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EnergySta5 User ID: 7353194 66924
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2013

"These are good cookies, I prefer them a bit chewier but still they are great!"

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nancylhoekstra User ID: 2039411 14252
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2013

"We used half the sugar and they were still delightfully sweet."

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nancylhoekstra User ID: 2039411 39362
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2013

"We used half the sugar and they were still delightfully sweet."

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cowgirlupcowboyup User ID: 1447190 37720
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2013

"Delicious. Light and fluffy. A winner for everyone who tastes it. Does not have a strong cinnamon taste."

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tt2b123 User ID: 1638440 11545
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2013

"Wonderfully crispy/chewy right out of the oven. I doubled the recipe and froze half, these were crispy and still delicious after thawing out. A new favorite!"

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momof4kids User ID: 3323000 15003
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

"These soft and chewy cookies are so great."

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