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Family-Favorite Oatmeal Cookies


  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, soda and cinnamon; add alternately to the creamed mixture with buttermilk. Fold in the oats, raisins and nuts.
  • 2. Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 232 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


Average Rating: 4.6
  • puzzlemad
    Feb 19, 2017

    Soft & cake-like. Very good!

    Probably could add a bit more oatmeal & I also added some chocolAte chips to mine.

  • dozer77
    Oct 7, 2016

    We liked these very much.They are softer then the ones I have made in the past and I like that.I did add more oats and left out the raisins as I don't care for them..but I did add more nuts because we love nuts.I will make these again.

  • urbanfarmgirl
    Jun 19, 2012

    These cookies were pretty good. I thought they needed more oatmeal and more raisins. They were moist and almost cake like. don't think I would make them again unless I adjust some things to my own taste.

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