Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

“Cookies like Grandma used to make. The secret is boiling the raisins to plump them up, which adds a great dimension to the wonderful spicy taste of this soft cookie. These are real special!”
READY IN:
30mins
YIELD:
6 dozen
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Simmer raisins and water in saucepan over low heat until plump for 20 minutes.
  2. Drain raisin liquid into measuring cup.
  3. Add water to make 1/2 cup.
  4. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  5. Cream shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  6. Stir in raisin liquid.
  7. Measure flour and combine with, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices.
  8. Stir into creamed mixture.
  9. Add oats, nuts and raisins.
  10. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2" apart onto ungreased baking sheet.
  11. Bake for 10 minutes.

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