Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- 1 T Vegetable shortening
- 3/4 C Brown Sugar
- 3/4 C Regular Sugar
- 3 C Quick Cooking (or old fashioned) Oats
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 3/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 1/4 C all purpose flour
- 1 C Raisins
Preheat oven to 375
In a small bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Set aside
Using electric mixer with paddle attachment, cream together the first 4 ingredients. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix for just a few seconds.
Add the dry ingredients and mix together for about 10 seconds. Just long enough to incorporate the raisins and oats.
With a rubber spatula, just give everything one last mix by hand from the bottom up, just to insure that all of the ingredients are combined.
Using a small ice cream scoop, drop the dough on to a non stick baking sheet, a couple of inches apart.
Bake for about 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly golden.
Let cool on the baking sheet fro 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.