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 McCormick® Pure 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 cookies equals 275 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 247 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g 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

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 275 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 247 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 6, 2013

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

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Reviewed Aug. 12, 2013

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

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Reviewed Jul. 27, 2013

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

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Reviewed Jul. 27, 2013

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

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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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