Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

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"These are the best oatmeal cookies I have ever eaten."

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Original recipe makes 6 dozen Change Servings


  1. Simmer raisins and water over medium heat until raisins are plump, about 15 minutes. Drain raisins, reserving the liquid. Add enough water to reserved liquid to measure 1/2 cup.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Mix the shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla thoroughly. Stir in reserved liquid.
  4. Blend in the remaining ingredients.
  5. Drop by rounded teaspoons about 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 28, 2005

These are great cookies. If you had a problem, you didn't follow the recipe!!What would I know? I'm a chef.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 22, 2003

I scaled down the recipe to only make a dozen and half, but recipe does not inform you to scale down amount of the "raisin juice reserve." No matter how much you make, it ask for 1/2 cup reserve. I did not catch this and had a liquid mess of shorting and sugar. I ended up doubling the other ingrediants and now have 3 dozens of cookies that leave a funny taste in my mouth. my mother however said they were ok. go figure. wont be making again.

Nov 17, 2004

I didnt read the directions completely the first time I made them and I used self-rising flour instead of all-purpose. I brought them to work and everyone LOVED them. The second time I made them for a bake sale and used self-rising instead... they didnt sell because they were awful. Flat and hard as a brick... Self-rising flour made all the difference.

Dec 18, 2006

This is the same recipe that I use. It is my favorite oatmeal cookie. I wouldn't even make oatmeal cookies if I couldn't find my recipe.

Jun 01, 2008

Perfect!! Moist and yummy. I have a step daughter deployed overseas and her whole troop loves these cookies.

Apr 30, 2008

This really is the best oatmeal cookie recipe. They always come out perfect!

Sep 08, 2008

This recipe is shy of what I am looking for. I doesnt seem oatmeally enough cause its a little toooo cakey. 400 is way too high my bottoms were burnt.

Oct 15, 2004

this recipe makes hard and flat cookies. they taste like diet cookies


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  • Calories
  • 146 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 111 mg
  • 4%

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

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