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Spiced Oatmeal Cookies

 Spiced Oatmeal Cookies
I'm the fourth generation of cooks in my family to bake these cookies. When my grandmother sent me a batch for my birthday one year, I asked her for the recipe - not knowing I already had it in a booklet of handwritten recipes she'd given me. Embarrassed, I looked, and sure enough there it was. That's when I learned it was originally my great-grandmother's's one that I will definitely
24 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs and milk; mix
  • well. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; add to
  • the creamed mixture. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto
  • lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or
  • until done. Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 222 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 164 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.