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Grandma’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

4 dozen

This is our family's very favorite cookie recipe. I've never tasted any like it! The oatmeal raisin cookies freeze well, too. —Susanne Spicker, North Ogden, Utah
Grandma's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups raisins, chopped
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Place raisins in a small bowl. Cover with boiling water; let stand for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in eggs. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts and raisins.
  3. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are browned. Remove to wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 134 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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