Family-Favorite Soft Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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Family-Favorite Soft Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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My mother got this recipe in about 1910 when she was a housekeeper for the local physician. The doctor's wife was an excellent cook and shared the recipe with my mother, who later shared it with me. Now my five grown children also enjoying baking these cookies for their families—it's a tradition.
Recommended: Fall Cookies
MAKES:
30 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:
30 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup sour milk*
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, salt, baking powder, soda and cinnamon; add alternately with milk to the creamed mixture. Stir in oats, raisins and nuts. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for about 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to a cooling rack. (*To sour milk, place 1 tablespoon white vinegar in a measure cup; add enough milk to equal 1 cup.) Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Family-Favorite Soft Oatmeal Cookies in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p53

Nutritional Facts

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

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  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup sour milk*
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, salt, baking powder, soda and cinnamon; add alternately with milk to the creamed mixture. Stir in oats, raisins and nuts. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for about 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to a cooling rack. (*To sour milk, place 1 tablespoon white vinegar in a measure cup; add enough milk to equal 1 cup.) Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Family-Favorite Soft Oatmeal Cookies in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p53

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bobkittymtn User ID: 5911374 21041
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2012

"These cookies are good, but I wasn't expecting it to be so cake-like. They are very fluffy. They taste good, but if you are wanting a chewy cookie, this is not it."

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Joscy User ID: 2694585 15181
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2010

"These cookies are top notch! I sometimes replace raisins with chocolate chips."

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