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Grandmother's Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
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Grandmother's Oatmeal Cookies

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"This is the best Oatmeal Cookie I have ever tasted and is my family's favorite. This is a recipe that I have had for years that a friend of mine gave me."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    2 hrs


  1. Beat eggs, and stir in raisins and vanilla. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Cream together shortening, brown sugar, and white sugar until light and fluffy. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in raisins and eggs, then stir in oats and walnuts. Roll dough into walnut sized balls, and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in preheated oven, or until edges are golden. Cool on wire racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 19, 2006

This is so freaky !!! I have used this exact recipe for 10 years!!Except I do one thing differrent,I roll the balls in a combination of 1 cup sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon..Makes all the difference in the world. I bought a paperback recipe book at the dollar store and this recipe was in it. I have been doing fairs for 7 years and won 6 blue ribbons with this recipe. A family favorite.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 04, 2011

Too time consuming when I already have a great recipe, but wanted to try it. I think I needed to cream the sugar much more than I did (by hand) because it was so dry I couldn't even add all of the oats! Three eggs are the only liquid! Not sure I will try again.

Sep 14, 2003

Best oatmeal cookie I've ever made! I used real butter, toasted my walnuts before adding them and then chilled the dough for 20 minutes before rolling into balls. Cookies stay chewy and moist after baking. Great flavor, sure to stay a family favorite.

Oct 27, 2007

I am pleased with the way these cookies turned out. I did as another reviewer suggested and rolled them in cinnamon/sugar and they both look and taste very nice. I soaked the raisin mixture overnight and that seemed to turn out well. I used unsalted butter instead of shortening which was fine... Oh, if you don't like rich/sweet cookies, these probably aren't for you, but if you do, I think this recipe is worth a try. EDIT: The next day, these cookies were still soft and chewy. My husband says these are the best oatmeal cookies he's ever had, and he doesn't say that sort of thing lightly!

Oct 03, 2003

These are the best oatmeal cookies I have ever made and ever none!! I omitted the walnuts because we don't like them. My husband has forbid me from making them again unless we give the majority of them away because he could not stop eating them.

Sep 05, 2004

I sub'd butter for shortening. If you do this 1/2 the salt. Excellent Cookies! Perfect!

Dec 17, 2006

Hands down, THE best oatmeal cookie I have tried. I don't use raisins but instead sub in choc chips or butterscotch chips. Awesome. You can also roll the balls of doung in sugar before baking for a nice shiny crisp outside and tender inside. FIVE stars all the way!! Add ingredients as directed!!

Sep 28, 2003

These are delicious!!!! I added 1 cup of semi-sweet choc. chips and about 1 teas. each of cloves and nutmeg for extra yumminess!!! I also substituted butter for the shortening. Great recipe!! Thanks!!!!


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  • Calories
  • 131 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.5 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 107 mg
  • 4%

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

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