The tart dough and sweet raisins make an interesting taste combination.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 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). Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.

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  • In large bowl, cream shortening, sugar, eggs, lemon juice and lemon extract. Mix until well blended. Blend in the flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in the oats and raisins. Drop dough by spoonfuls 2 inches apart on to cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes and transfer to racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

100 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 13.9g 5% DV; fat 4.7g 7% DV; cholesterol 7.8mg 3% DV; sodium 53.9mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (23)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2008
I read the reviews before I made them and read about them coming out flat so I used unsalted butter and 1/2 the amount called for and they came out perfect! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/14/2011
Not my favorite cookie. Omited the raisins. Added zest but still missing something can't quite figure it out. Read More
(3)
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2008
I read the reviews before I made them and read about them coming out flat so I used unsalted butter and 1/2 the amount called for and they came out perfect! Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2007
Great Cookie. It's sweet and a bit tangy. I put some lemon zest insead of extract since I didn't have the extract. I think this cookie might be great with dried cranberries; might make for a very festive Xmas cookie with them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2003
Fantastic cookie! Good lemon flavor I just love them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2008
The best lemon cookie I have found so far. The lemon flavor is strong and what I'm looking for. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2009
I'm going to have to agree with another review about how they look. They taste great but mine didn't look anything like the picture. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2006
Awesome! My husband said "that's how a cookie should be-flavorful and sweet and salty and crunchy and chewy". This is my second time making them. The first I used butter because I didnt have the no trans fat shorting. This time I followed the recipe except I left out the raisons and added an extra cup of oatmeal. So good (my husband doesn't like raisins but I liked them that way too) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2006
I might have baked them a little too long cause I had trouble getting them off the cookie sheet. But I have a brand-new stove and am still learning its quirks. Yet they taste great and so what if they're a little crispy. I used golden raisins to keep the "blonde" look. I just might try another batch after Christmas for a second taste test!:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2008
These are excellent! Great lemon flavor with a little crunch to them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2007
I am going to give these cookies five stars for TASTE but the presentation was not what I was looking for. The dough was very wet and they spread out very thinly yet had a cakey texture. They tasted delicious but I would have been embarrased to serve them or bring them to anything. I did really enjoy the taste though so I could see us making them again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/14/2011
Not my favorite cookie. Omited the raisins. Added zest but still missing something can't quite figure it out. Read More
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