Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  • Yields 50 cookies
  • Details

    • Serving Size: (dessert)

    INGREDIENTS

    • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 4 cups rolled oats
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar, packed
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
    • 1 1/4 cups shortening
    • 3/4 cups + 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
    • 3 whole eggs
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla
    • 1 1/2 cups California raisins, plumped

    PROCEDURE

    1. Blend flour, baking soda, salt, rolled oats, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg for 2 minutes in mixer bowl on low speed.
    2. Add shortening, butter, eggs and vanilla. Mix for 1 minute on medium speed.
    3. Add raisins and blend for 30 seconds on low speed.
    4. Portion with No. 40 scoop in rows of 6 down and 5 across onto each of 2 sheet pans (18 x 26 x 1-inch).
    5. Bake until lightly browned in Conventional oven – 350°F for 12 to 14 minutes or Convection oven – 300°F for 6 to 8 minutes.
    6. Cool completely. Remove from sheet pans.

    Notes:

    1. May substitute 1 1/2 ounces (1/2 cup) dried whole eggs and 1/2 cup water for shell eggs.

    2. To plump raisins, cover the fruit with very hot tap water. Soak 2 to 5 minutes. DO NOT OVERSOAK. Drain well before using.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 206 (43% from fat); Total Fat 8g (sat 3g, mono 3g, poly 1g, trans <1g ); Cholesterol 25mg; Protein 2g; Carbohydrate 31g; (Dietary Fiber 1g; Sugars 13g; ); Iron 1mg; Sodium 134mg; Calcium 12mg; Potassium 88mg

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