Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Heavenly Oatmeal Cookies

Honestly...these are the best oatmeal cookies you will ever have. Simple, moist, and hard to stop eating at just 1 or 2 (or 5). The key to this recipe, like many great baking recipes, is the use of shortening instead of butter. Follow this recipe and you'll have people begging for more every time.

1 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs well beaten
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
3 cups Old Fashioned Oats (not instant)
1 cup raisins (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Cream shortening and sugars.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well.
  4. Sift flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon.
  5. Add to first mixture and mix well. Add raisins (if using). Add oats last.
  6. Spoon out by rounded tablespoonfuls on to greased cookie sheets.
  7. Bake at 350°F. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely.
  8. Makes about 2 dozen. Enjoy!


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