Grandma's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Grandma's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, always a classic.
- 2 cups raisins, chopped
- 3 cups boiling water
- 3/4 cup butter flavored shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups chopped walnuts
Place raisins in a small bowl. Cover with boiling water; let stand for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs.
Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts and raisins.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass. Bake at 325° for 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are browned. Remove to wire racks.