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Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

B. Stoltson

These are the best oatmeal cookies I have ever eaten.

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  • Calories:
  • 146 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.5g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 111 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Simmer raisins and water over medium heat until raisins are plump, about 15 minutes. Drain raisins, reserving the liquid. Add enough water to reserved liquid to measure 1/2 cup.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Mix the shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla thoroughly. Stir in reserved liquid.
  4. Blend in the remaining ingredients.
  5. Drop by rounded teaspoons about 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown.
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These are great cookies. If you had a problem, you didn't follow the recipe!!What would I know? I'm a chef.


I scaled down the recipe to only make a dozen and half, but recipe does not inform you to scale down amount of the "raisin juice reserve." No matter how much you make, it ask for 1/2 cup reserve. I did not catch this and had a liquid mess of shorting and sugar. I ended up doubling the other ingrediants and now have 3 dozens of cookies that leave a funny taste in my mouth. my mother however said they were ok. go figure. wont be making again.


I didnt read the directions completely the first time I made them and I used self-rising flour instead of all-purpose. I brought them to work and everyone LOVED them. The second time I made them for a bake sale and used self-rising instead... they didnt sell because they were awful. Flat and hard as a brick... Self-rising flour made all the difference.