Grandmother's Oatmeal Cookies270 Reviews
- Prep: 20 min
- Cook: 12 min
- Ready In: 2 hr
“This is the best Oatmeal Cookie I have ever tasted and is my family's favorite. This is a recipe that I have had for years that a friend of mine gave me.” - by HAPPYGOLUCKY
Original recipe yields 4 dozen
- Beat eggs, and stir in raisins and vanilla. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Cream together shortening, brown sugar, and white sugar until light and fluffy. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in raisins and eggs, then stir in oats and walnuts. Roll dough into walnut sized balls, and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in preheated oven, or until edges are golden. Cool on wire racks.
Amount Per Serving (48 total)
- 131 cal
- 5.9 g
- 18.5 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (270)Rate This Recipe
"This is so freaky !!! I have used this exact recipe for 10 years!!Except I do one thing differrent,I roll the balls in a combination of 1 cup sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon..Makes all the dif..." See moreference in the world. I bought a paperback recipe book at the dollar store and this recipe was in it. I have been doing fairs for 7 years and won 6 blue ribbons with this recipe. A family favorite."
"I am pleased with the way these cookies turned out. I did as another reviewer suggested and rolled them in cinnamon/sugar and they both look and taste very nice. I soaked the raisin mixture overnigh..." See moret and that seemed to turn out well. I used unsalted butter instead of shortening which was fine... Oh, if you don't like rich/sweet cookies, these probably aren't for you, but if you do, I think this recipe is worth a try. EDIT: The next day, these cookies were still soft and chewy. My husband says these are the best oatmeal cookies he's ever had, and he doesn't say that sort of thing lightly!"
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