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Amish Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Amish Oatmeal Cookies

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"Peanut raisin cookies."

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Original recipe makes 8 dozen Change Servings


  1. Grind raisins and peanuts through food grinder, set aside.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon into a very large bowl. Cut in shortening using a pastry blender until mixture forms fine crumbs.
  3. Add ground raisin mixture, sugar and oats, mix well. Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk in small bowl. Add molasses and 3 of the eggs, beat with rotary beater until blended. Add to flour mixture, mix well with spoon.
  4. Drop by heaping tablespoons about 3 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten each with floured bottom of a drinking glass. Beat 1 egg in a bowl until blended. Brush tops of cookies with egg. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 24, 2008

These are very good cookies. I used cranraisins instead of raisins and did not grind them. To make life easier instead of using a pastry blender to cut in the shortening I put 4 cups of the flour into the food processor and gave it a couple of flicks and it was all cut in perfectly and quickly. I did not use the egg wash either. Cookies were good and will use the recipe again simply because it makes a big batch of good cookies.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 15, 2003

I like to add more of the fruit and nuts as well as extra oats for a slightly chewier cookie. But thanks Mary, I liked them.


10 Ratings

Oct 23, 2008

Kids LOVED these! I made almost exactly (I didn't have peanuts so substitued almonds instead). The only problem I encountered was that it took 12 minutes to bake as opposed to 8-10 as indicated. Minor issue as my oven could just be a bit "slow". My kids told me that they taste just like Christmas cookies. A very good cookie indeed!

Oct 25, 2007

This is a tasty and "substantial" cookie. Since the raisins and peanuts are ground, they are beautifully disguised in this treat. Makes quite a big batch.

Jul 30, 2009

these are great to

Nov 26, 2014

I know I shouldn't rate this because I did a lot of changing. I didn't grind the peanuts and raisins. I put the peanuts on top because I wanted my 1 year old grandson to enjoy them. (Mom could just pick them off.)I used my electric mixer to do most of the work. I did add raisins in the mix. Overall, they were delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 225 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.9 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 8.8 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 196 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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