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Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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

Cheryl Hancock
Added: Saturday, July 15, 2006


1 c. Raisins
1 c. water
3/4 c. Shortening
1 1/2 c. Sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 1/2 c. Gold Medal flour (not self rising)
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cloves
2 c. Oats
1/2 c. chopped nuts

Simmer raisins and water over medium heat until raisins are plump, about 15 minutes. Drain raisins, reserving the liquid. Add enough water to reserved liquid to measure 1/2 cup. Heat oven to 400. Mix thoroughly shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir in reserved liquid. Blend in remaining ingredients. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown.




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