Oatmeal Gems

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An oatmeal cookie for those who like a softer version. Try using pecans in place of the walnuts.

1
Servings:
36
Yield:
6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raisins

  • 1 cup water

  • ¾ cup shortening

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 2 cups rolled oats

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Combine raisins and water in small saucepan. Simmer over low heat 20 to 30 minutes, until raisins are plump. Drain liquid from raisins into measuring cup. If necessary, add enough additional water to raisin liquid to measure 1/2 cup. Set drained raisins and 1/2 cup raisin liquid aside to cool.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Stir in reserved 1/2 cup raisin water.

  3. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves into a separate bowl. Stir flour mixture into shortening mixture with a spoon. Stir in oats, nuts and reserved raisins; mix well.

  4. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, about 2 inches apart, onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) oven 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Note: These cookies freeze well.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

146 Calories
6g Fat
22g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 146
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 68mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.