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Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

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

Kris Birkholz
Added: Saturday, October 4, 2008


1 C Raisins
1 C Water
3/4 C Shortening
1 1/2 C Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Cloves
2 1/2 C Flour
2 C Rolled Oats
1/2 C chopped Pecans

In a small saucepan, simmer raisins and water until plump (about 15 minutes). Drain raisin liquid into measuring cup; add water, if necessary, to make 1/2 cup. In a large bowl, cream shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir in raisin liquid. Add dry ingredients, then raisins. Stir well. Drop by tablespoon onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400 for 10 minutes.




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