This is a special cookie. I decided to whip up a batch in variation and the winner was with the added ingredient of 1 cup of raisins. As of today, I see daily as I walk into my kitchen a decorated jar with 3 of my winning cookies along with my Red Ribbon attached displayed since the year of 1991. You may use , raisins, chocolate chips, M & M candies or coconut instead of the walnuts if you wish.

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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

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  • Add oatmeal, brown sugar, white sugar, shortening, eggs, milk, and vanilla. Mix together. Stir in 1 cup of chopped walnuts.

  • Drop by teaspoonful onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

161.4 calories; 2.3 g protein; 21.6 g carbohydrates; 12.6 mg cholesterol; 127.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2006
These cookies are great! Soft and chewy. I make these all the time and they turn out perfect everytime I make them! I don't think they are dry at all like the others are saying! I've had more then a few people ask me for the recipe. Highly recommended! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/23/2013
These cookies were really dry. Must have drunk a gallon of milk eating the first batch. Read More
(15)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2006
These cookies are great! Soft and chewy. I make these all the time and they turn out perfect everytime I make them! I don't think they are dry at all like the others are saying! I've had more then a few people ask me for the recipe. Highly recommended! Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
11/07/2003
I made these cookies with chocolate chips. They taste great with a delicious hint of cinnamon; unfortunately I found them to be very dry. Next time I think I'll add a bit of oil or applesauce to offset this problem because they are tasty. Read More
(15)
Rating: 1 stars
11/22/2013
These cookies were really dry. Must have drunk a gallon of milk eating the first batch. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/07/2003
These cookies rose too high and were very dry. My husband told me never to make them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2006
These cookies are great! Soft and chewy. I make these all the time and they turn out perfect everytime I make them! I don't think they are dry at all like the others are saying! I've had more then a few people ask me for the recipe. Highly recommended! Read More
(9)
Rating: 2 stars
09/07/2010
Despite what she named her cookie the contributor omits the cup of raisins she credits with winning her a second place red ribbon. The raisins might compensate for the fact only 1/3 of the sugar of your standard cookie recipe is called for hence the result tastes like crackers not cookies. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/16/2009
I too wish I had read the reviews. This is a dry tasteless cookie. They need more sugar. They have a nice texture but no taste. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2011
These were amazing cookies I had several family members and friends come over throughout the week. They stayed soft and gooey (I used dark chocolate chips.) Everyone that tried them. loved them. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I will be using this cookie recipe in my christmas baskets. GREAT JOB LIZ: Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
09/11/2005
I wish that I had read the review before I made these cookies. They are dry and really no flavor. Read More
(3)
Rating: 1 stars
12/23/2017
Very dry and tasteless. I had to throw them all out. I was in a hurry so I did not read the reviews. Lesson learned... Read More