This recipe has been in my family for many, many years. My late mother heard this recipe given out on the radio one day years and years ago and she made them. They are delicious and I am forwarding the recipe to you because I am afraid it may otherwise become lost over time and I wish to share it with you.

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Ingredients

35
Original recipe yields 35 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In large bowl stir together flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Stir in remaining ingredients.

  • Drop by teaspoon 1-1/2 inches apart on ungreased sheets (Make the cookies small). Bake for 12 minutes or until brown.

Nutrition Facts

139.5 calories; 1.8 g protein; 16.5 g carbohydrates; 12.4 mg cholesterol; 73.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (39)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2003
I wanted to cut down on the fat so I used 2 tablespoons less butter then suggested and they came out very chewy. I had planned to add apple sauce to make up for the butter I left out but I forgot and they turned out great. I also added dried cranberries instead of chocolate chips which made them very very good. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/21/2003
Hmmm. I think this recipe needs a few more instructions, especially if using chocolate chips. Here's what I would add/change: Important...cool melted butter and shortening before adding to the mix (if you don't, you melt the chocolate chips). I would also cut the butter down to 3/4 or 1/2 as one user suggested; add 1/2 tsp. more ground cinnamon and split the sugar into 1/2 cup white and 1/2 cup raw or demerrara or brown sugar. Other then that, I think the next batch should turn out better. Read More
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45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2003
I wanted to cut down on the fat so I used 2 tablespoons less butter then suggested and they came out very chewy. I had planned to add apple sauce to make up for the butter I left out but I forgot and they turned out great. I also added dried cranberries instead of chocolate chips which made them very very good. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2003
I played a little fast-and-loose with some of the additions to the dough. My household is not crazy about raisins, so left those out. But used the nuts and chocolate chips and even added some white chocolate chips that I had left over from another recipe. Love the deeper flavor of these over most basic oatmeal cookies and may even try them some time with the raisins. My husband loved and my co-workers "snarfed" them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2003
I wanted to cut down on the fat so I used 2 tablespoons less butter then suggested and they came out very chewy. I had planned to add apple sauce to make up for the butter I left out but I forgot and they turned out great. I also added dried cranberries instead of chocolate chips which made them very very good. Read More
(11)
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Rating: 3 stars
12/21/2003
Hmmm. I think this recipe needs a few more instructions, especially if using chocolate chips. Here's what I would add/change: Important...cool melted butter and shortening before adding to the mix (if you don't, you melt the chocolate chips). I would also cut the butter down to 3/4 or 1/2 as one user suggested; add 1/2 tsp. more ground cinnamon and split the sugar into 1/2 cup white and 1/2 cup raw or demerrara or brown sugar. Other then that, I think the next batch should turn out better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This is the BEST oatmeal cookie recipe..ever! It pleased my husband the Cookie Monster.. Even better with a touch of coconut.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2003
I had to make a few substitutes as I'm in the UK (mainly golden syrup for molasses). These are delicious--the cinamon really makes them! Plus I love chocolate with raisins. Both my husband and I loved them and ate them up very quickly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2003
This is a really great recipe. The taste of the cookie dough is amazing! The cinnamon gives it a very nice flavour. I swapped the nuts for M&M's b/c I don't like nuts in my cookies. My family gobbled them up! Okay I had a "few" as well... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2003
Really really good cookies! Chewy lots of flavour a definate make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2003
Great recipe. Didn't have raisins chocolate chips or nuts but the cookie was great on its own crispy on the outside moist on the inside. Will make these again and again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2003
I liked the idea of this recipe. I'm a big fan of a hearty oatmeal cookie full of chocolate nuts and whatever else. The cookies I made came out a bit dry but were good overall. I think next time I make it I will add more molasses and more chocolate chips. I made a batch for an office party and though they all disappeared I have a feeling they weren't people's favorite dessert (but I guess you have to be a big nut/dried fruit fan to appreciate them!) Read More
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