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Oatmeal Refrigerator Cookies

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"These cookies have an old fashioned flavor with the zest of orange. After cookies are cooled and in containers, place a slice of fresh bread in also to keep the cookies soft and fresh."
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Ingredients

28 m servings 107 cals
Original recipe yields 48 servings (4 dozen cookies)

Directions

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  1. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the orange zest, molasses and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the molasses mixture until well blended. Mix in oats.
  2. Divide the dough into halves, and shape into long logs about 2 inches in diameter. Wrap in waxed paper, and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Slice chilled dough into rounds about 1/4 inch thick. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  4. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on the baking pan for a minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 107 calories; 4.8 g fat; 15.1 g carbohydrates; 1.2 g protein; 8 mg cholesterol; 80 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Great cookies- make sure you change the BAKING SODA FROM 1 CUP TO 1 TEASPOON. I recognized the typo as it is easy to do. I didn't have enough for the cookie jar as they kept disappearing from ...

Most helpful critical review

Is the amt. of flour correct in this recipe?? I had it halved by the system and the cookies just melted all over the cookie sheet. Even dripped off the edges, it was so runny. I now have them ...

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Great cookies- make sure you change the BAKING SODA FROM 1 CUP TO 1 TEASPOON. I recognized the typo as it is easy to do. I didn't have enough for the cookie jar as they kept disappearing from ...

I have looking for quite some time for a really good oatmeal cookie recipe and I believe I have found it! They smelled great while baking and were tasted delicious! I will definately make thes...

We have updated this recipe to display the correct amount of baking soda.

The best oatmeal cookies around! Within four days my husband and I had finished all of them! I had added about one cup of raisins to the mixture at the end because my husband and I both love oat...

Is the amt. of flour correct in this recipe?? I had it halved by the system and the cookies just melted all over the cookie sheet. Even dripped off the edges, it was so runny. I now have them ...

Excellent cookies, they spread out a bit because we used real butter -- to compensate we used about an extra 1/2 cup flour. Also added some raisins, and butterscotch chips. So incredibly good!...

Very sweet & will use less white sugar next time. Hard to get off the cookie sheet even though I let them sit as directed.

This dough never got firm, I even put in freezer. I sliced it anyway and it spread out very thin. I think it needs more flour or butter instead of shortening. I'm not sure with shortening it ...