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Family-Favorite Oatmeal Cookies

Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars

"My mother got this recipe in about 1910 when she was a housekeeper and cook for the local physician. The doctor's wife was an excellent cook and taught my mother of lot of her cooking techniques. The cookies soon became a favorite in our home and, when I got married and had a family of my own, they were a favorite throughout the years. My five children also enjoy baking these cookies for their own families--it's a real family tradition."
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35 m servings
Original recipe yields 30 servings


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  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Combine flour, salt, baking powder, soda and cinnamon; add alternately with milk to the creamed mixture. Stir in oats, raisins and nuts. Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to a cooling rack.


  • *To sour milk, place 1 tablespoon white vinegar in a measuring cup; add enough milk to equal 1 cup. IF COOKING FOR TWO: Freeze cooled cookies in large resealable plastic bags for quick snacks anytime.


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Followed recipe as is. Very good-made 52very large cookies. Needed 15 minutes to cook. I will add more cinnamon next time.

Sorry, but this was not my idea of a good cookie. The texture is much more like cake and they don't hold they're form well. I had lots of crumbs to clean up between the cookie sheets and the coo...