Great-Grandma’s Oatmeal Cookies
Total TimePrep: 35 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
Makesabout 12 dozen
- 1-1/2 cups shortening
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 large eggs, room temperature
- 4 teaspoons water
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups quick-cooking oats
- 2 cups chopped raisins
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Additional sugar or colored sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°. Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in water. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; add to creamed mixture, and mix well. Stir in oats, raisins and walnuts.
- On a surface sprinkled with additional sugar, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. cookie cutter in desired shapes. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake until set, 12-15 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
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Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 63 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 28mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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Oct 15, 2018
I’m loving these time tested recipes! Simple and delicious! Will be making these again!
Sep 29, 2018
These are SO good! Use a good quality shortening like palm oil. You'll not be able to eat just one, or two, or . . . you get the idea! Yum!
Dec 6, 2013
Great quick cookie! Absolutely adorable....
Jan 15, 2013
These are wonderful. A definite keeper. They are soft a chewy, not hard. I halved it because I knew I'd eat them all. Now I need to make more.