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Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Oatmeal Cookies, by , is from Love has Many Flavors , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Marilyn Elliott, Byron Center MI
Added: Thursday, August 20, 2009


1 cup raisins
1 cup water
cup shortening
1 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
t. cloves
2 cups oats
cup chopped nuts

Simmer raisins and water in sauce pan over low heat until raisins are plumb (20-30 minutes). Drain liquid from raisins into measuring cup. Add enough water to make cup. Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix shortening, sugar, eggs, & vanilla. Sir in raisin liquid
Measure flour and sift. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Blend into shortening/sugar mixture. Add rolled oats, nuts and raisins. Drop by rounded tsp. 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.




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