Daily Archives: February 28, 2012

Traditional Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins & Walnuts

These traditional old fashion Oatmeal Cookies are just like the ones my Grandma would have made. It’s hard to just have one, but so worth every bite.

Ingredients:    yields 5 dozen cookies

  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 2 cups “Old Fashion” Rolled Oats, (Oatmeal)
  • 3/4 cups walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 400

In a small saucepan bring the water to a boil, add the raisins and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes, until the raisins are plump. Drain the raisins and save the raisin liquid. If needed add water to make the raisin liquid measure 1/2 cup. In a large mixing bowl cream the shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla together. Stir in the raisin liquid. Sift together the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Stir these dry ingredients into the creamed ingredients. Add the oats, raisins and walnuts and blend well. Drop by rounded tablespoons on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake 9-11 minutes.

Suggestions: Try substituting dried cranberries for the raisins, whole or half measurements. Any nuts work well with this cookie, walnuts are just my favorite. A neighbor suggested peanuts, I’ve never tried those in cookies, but you can bet I will next time.

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