Sunday, September 26, 2010

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  This is a super easy and fun recipe to make! This one I love to make with the kids because there is no "perfect" ways to make it. The are a drop cookie, meaning you just simply grab a spoon full of cookie dough and "drop it" right onto the cookie sheet! Perfect recipe for getting your kids (or husband) cooking!
    What you will need:
1 Lightly greased cookie sheet
1 Large mixing bowl
A rubber spatula for all who want to stir (I let each of my kids stir this one...2 spatulas was a must in our house!)

  1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
     1/2 cup vegetable shortening
     1/4 cup butter, room temperature
     1/4 cup water
        1 egg
  1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
       3 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
       1 cup all-purpose flour
     1/2 teaspoons baking soda
     1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
     1/2 teaspoon salt
        1 cup raisins
    Preheat oven to 350' F. In large bowl, cream together butter and shorting. Add sugar, water, egg, and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Add oats, flour, flour and baking soda and just fold together until all ingredients are combined and moist. Add raisins*. Drop about a tablespoon of dough onto lightly greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 mins until just lightly golden brown. Cool completely before removing from pan and storing.
* Optional additions: 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, 1/2 cup flaked coconut.

Feel free to ask me any questions about this, or any other recipe!

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