Grandma's Oatmeal Drop Cookies

“My favorite from grandma's house...”
60 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. First, mix the following together thoroughly in a blender: shortening, eggs, sugar and molasses.
  3. ** I find its easier to measure the molasses when hot, so I stick the bottle in the microwave for a few seconds, and heat up my metal measuring spoon on the stove (careful).
  4. Second, in a separate bowl, sift together the following: flour, soda, salt and cinnammon.
  5. After these are sifted, slowly add them to the mixer with the ingredients from the first step.
  6. Mix until fairly smooth, no lumps.
  7. Fold in the oats and raisins.
  8. This is pretty tough on the mixer, so unless you have a good one, you may want to do this by hand.
  9. To bake, drop rounded teaspoonfuls (or whatever size cookies you want) on a lightly greased baking sheet, approx 2" apart.
  10. I like to press the center of the cookie down a bit, so it cooks evenly.
  11. Cook for approximately 8 minutes.
  12. Notes: The cookies should be very soft, and even look un-cooked when you take them out of the oven.
  13. -Don't worry, let them cool, and you'll be rewarded with an amazing, chewy, tasty cookie.
  14. -Of course, if you prefer hard cookies, cook approx 2 minutes longer, but I recommend the chewy version.

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