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Grandma’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raisins, chopped
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 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

  • Place raisins in a small bowl. Cover with boiling water; let stand for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts and raisins.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass. Bake at 325° 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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