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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

"A friend gave me this recipe many years ago, and it's since become a family favorite. I love the aroma of these cookies as they're baking."
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Ingredients

30 m servings
Original recipe yields 30 servings

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugars. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in walnuts and raisins.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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If you were the sort of person who didn't share certain recipes with family and friends (thankfully I don't know anyone like that!) I could see this as one of those recipes - the point being, t...

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My family and I thought these cookies were pretty tastless.

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If you were the sort of person who didn't share certain recipes with family and friends (thankfully I don't know anyone like that!) I could see this as one of those recipes - the point being, t...

These are by far the best oatmeal raisin cookies I have rver eaten! You cannot go wrong with this recipe and it can be reduced to using 1/2 of each of the ingredients for a lesser amount. I hav...

These are very delicious! I made a couple of changes though, the cookie mix was very dry so I had to add 1 tbsp of milk. I also added 2 tbsp of honey, 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie s...

Quite the tasty cookies. : D Very well thought up, I would just lessen up on the amount of shortening used. ( It's not the healthiest thing )

WOW! Better than the promised excellence of a Paula Deen recipe I'd made previously! Thank you for sharing...they turned out AMAZING! I added cinnamon, substituted whole wheat flour and used ...

I just took a batch of these cookies out of the oven and ate one right away. They are by far the best oatmeal raisin cookies ever! As someone else said -- chewy and soft. My only addition/cha...

Fantastic! This was just what I was looking for as it called for old fashioned oats instead of quick cook! They turned out crispy at the edge and chewy in the center, absolutely perfect! (I us...

Ok - I had to make a LOT of cookies for a holiday function and I couldn't spend a lot of time/money so I made these more festive by chaging the 1/2 c of raisins to 1/3 c raisins, 1/3 c dried cra...

These are so yummy! I added some cinnamon and nutmeg and also used regular raisins. I will for sure be making these again!