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Mississippi Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Mississippi Oatmeal Cookies, by , is from Simply Delicious!, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Doris Henry


1 egg, beaten
1 3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. shortening (1/2 butter, 1/2 shortening)
1/2 c. milk
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. cloves
2 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 c. old-fashioned oats
1 c. raisins
1 egg white, beaten
sugar for tops of cookies

Beat egg in mixing bowl; add sugar, shortening, milk, and spices; blend. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt. Add oats and raisins; mix well. Chill dough overnight. Next morning, shape dough into golf ball-size balls. Flatten balls on ungreased cookie sheets to 2-inch diameter with fork dipped in beaten egg white and sprinkle with bit of sugar. Brush each with beaten egg white and bake at 350 until golden brown, about 15 minutes for a chewy cookie. Let cookies cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes; remove to wire rack to complete cooling.

YIELD: 2 dozen large cookies




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