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Soft, Chewy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies


Make the batter the day before you bake the cookies.


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Cream sugar and shortening together by hand.
  2. Meanwhile cook raisins in the water until there are 5 tablespoons of water remaining. Cool.
  3. Mix flour, baking soda, oats and raisins together.
  4. Add eggs and the 5 tablespoons of water from the cooked raisins; mix well.
  5. Cover and put batter in refrigerator overnight.
  6. The next day, drop teaspoons of the batter onto a greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for approximately 13 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  8. Grease the pan before dropping each batch of cookies onto the sheet.
  9. Cool completely before storing.

Makes approximately 60 cookies.


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