Nothing like a batch of Grandma’s Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies to brighten up your day.
I don’t know about you but this time change has me all out of sorts. What time is it again? I know you say it’s 9:00am, but what time is really? Like, it’s 9:00am but it feels like 8:00am, so it’s “really” 8:00am….even though it’s 9:00am?
When it’s really confusing is around lunchtime and bedtime.
I’m constantly wondering if it’s time to eat lunch, or if it’s too early to go to bed. Sigh.
- ½ cup shortening
- 2 eggs
- 1¼ cup sugar
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 cup oats
- ¾ cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Beat shortening, eggs, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until well combined.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients; flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and oats. Add to sugar mixture gradually, scraping the bowl between additions. Fold in raisins.
- Using a cookie scoop, drop onto cookie sheet approximately 2 inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.
A batch of cookies is just what the Doctor ordered to provide a delicious snack regardless of what time it is. Perfect for a lunchbox, delightful after school snack, and certainly addictive after dinner.
My grandmother made these cookies each time I visited my dad in the summer and while I didn’t necessarily love raisins, there were impossible to pass up. Crispy edges, plump oatmeal centers. I cannot eat an Oatmeal cookie and not think of her.
This recipe is in my Picnics, Potlucks & Porch Parties cookbook as well because it makes the perfect picnic companion. Nothing beats a soft and chewy Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin cookie!