Old-fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

  • Yield 6 1/2


1 cup raisins
1 cup water
3/4 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cloves
2 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup chopped nuts


  1. Preheat oven 400F. Simmer raisins and water over medium heat unil raisins are plump,  about 15 minutes. Drain raisins, reserving the liquid. Add enough water to reserved liquid to measure 1/2 cup.
  2. Mix  shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla until thoroughly blended. Stir in reserved liquid. Blend in remaining ingredients.
  3. Drop dough by rounded taspoonfuls about 2″ apart onto ungreased baking sheet and bake 8-10 minutes. Makes about 6 1/2dozen.



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