"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
1 cup flour 1/4 teasp baking soda 1/2 teasp salt 1 teasp cinnamon 1/4 teasp nutmeg 3/4 cup shortening 1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar 1 teasp vanilla 2 eggs 2 cups oats (uncooked) 1 cup raisins
Sift together flour, soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon into bowl. Add shortening, sugar, eggs, vanilla. Beat until smooth (about 2 minutes). Stir in oats and raisins. Drop by teaspoon onto baking sheet. Bake at 350º 12-15 minutes. Makes 3 dozen cookies.
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