"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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

Dorrie Herring
Added: Sunday, January 25, 2009


1 C raisins
1 C water
3/4 C shortening
1 1/2 C sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 1/2 C flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 C quick cooking oats
3/4 C chopped walnuts (optional)

In a saucepan, cook raisins in water over medium heat until plump (about 15 minutes). Drain, reserving liquid. To the liquid, add enough water to measure 1/2 cup.

In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir in the raisin liquid. Blend in the dry ingredients. Stir in the raisins and oats. Add nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

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5 dozen cookies




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