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Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Donna Ferrante

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c. shortening
2 c. superfine sugar
3 eggs
3 c. flour
2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
2 c. oatmeal
2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. softened raisins
1 c. chopped walnuts

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Prepare cookie sheets by lining with parchment.

In a medium bowl combine flour, oatmeal, soda, and salt; set aside. In a large mixing bowl cream shortening and sugar, add vanilla, beat in eggs one at a time alternately with flour mixture. Beat until flour is just combined. Stir in raisins and nuts.

Drop by large tablespoon onto prepared cookie sheet keeping about one inch apart. Bake for about 18 to 20 minutes until lightly brown on top. Slide onto wire rack to cool completely before removing from parchment.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
about 3 dozen cookies
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is my grandmother's recipe which I found in my mother's handwritten recipe cards with a little note saying "Eva" (my grandmother's name, Eva Wachtel). I took the liberty of adding the directions (all I had was a list of ingredients) and a bit of vanilla. Of course all the ingredients list said was 'sugar' so I also added 'superfine' as that's what I like to use in my own cookie recipes. You can also add a bit of cinnamon if you like.

When I make them I usually just bake half, wrap the other half of the dough in plastic wrap, seal it in a plastic zip-lock bag and refrigerate until I'm ready for more. It will keep for at least a week in the fridge.

 

 

 

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