Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

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A hint of cinnamon makes these chewy oatmeal cookies stand out from all others. The recipe makes a big batch, so it's perfect when you need a snack for a crowd. --Terri Crum, Fort Scott, Kansas

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
78
Yield:
78 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups shortening

  • 5 cups sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • cup molasses

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 4 ¾ cups quick-cooking oats

  • 4 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in molasses and vanilla. Combine the remaining ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool