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Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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In Loving Memory of Chester Dahl


This recipe for Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies, by , is from MEMORIES, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Arlene Dahl
Added: Sunday, May 4, 2008


1 c. seedless raisins
1 tsp. soda
1 c. water
1 tsp. salt
3/4 c. soft shortening
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. cloves
2 eggs
2 c. rolled oats
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c. chopped nuts
2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder

Simmer raisins and water in saucepan over low
heat until raisins are plump 20-30 min. Drain raisin liquid into measuring cup. Add water to make 1/2 cup. Heat oven to 400 (med. hot). Cream shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir in raisin liquid. Measure flour by dip-level-pour method or by sifting. Blend flour, baking powder, soda, salt and spices. Stir in. Add rolled oats, nuts and raisins. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls 2" apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6-7 dozen cookies
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
All ten of us kids loved these and the neighborhood kids didn't turn any of the cookies down, either.




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