posted by tampasmom 04-14-103 4:38 PM
Toasted Oat and Raisin Cookies
(makes about 12 (6-inch) cookies)
2 1/2 cups regular (not quick cooking) rolled oats, toasted
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, or whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsps ground cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
1 1/2 cups dark raisins
Toast the oats in a 325F oven for approx 15 minutes. Lightly grease cookie sheets.
In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening until soft. Then beat in the sugars until fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until blended. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and allspice. Stir into the creamed mixture. Stir in the oats and raisins, mix well.
Use 1/3 measure to form each cookie. Flatten slightly with the palm of your hand to about 5 inches in diameter. Leave at least 2 inches between each cookie.
Bake at 350F for about 15 minutes, until firm to the touch and lightly browned. Cool for about 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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