Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Classic oatmeal raisin cookies: soft with a hint of cinnamon spice
Big soft oatmeal cookies loaded with raisins, I love these homey treats.  This is my mother’s recipe.  I have no idea where or even when she got it.  I cannot remember a time that she didn’t make these spicy oatmeal cookies.  They are one of my favorites. 
Classic oatmeal raisin cookies: soft with a hint of cinnamon spice
 They freeze really well, so if you make up this entire batch (about 7-8 dozen cookies), feel free to put some away for another day.  You can also cut the recipe in half.  It works that way, too.  I have experimented with adding chocolate chips and didn’t like them as well.  However, adding walnuts or pecans is definitely a good thing.
 Classic oatmeal raisin cookies: soft with a hint of cinnamon spice

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 Tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 cups flour
  • 6 cups oatmeal
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups raisins
Instructions
  1. Cream sugar and shortening.
  2. Add the eggs, milk and vanilla.
  3. Combine the soda, flour, salt, allspice and cinnamon.
  4. Add to the wet ingredients.
  5. Add the oatmeal....it will be getting really thick by now.
  6. Add the raisins.
  7. Bake 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Notes
This is a huge batch of cookies. You can halve the recipe without any trouble.

 

 

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