How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease cookie sheets OR prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In small saucepan, combine raisins and water. Bring to boil over medium heat and simmer 5 minutes. Drain, reserving raisin juice.
  • In a small bowl or cup, combine 5 T raisin juice with baking soda. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time; beat well after each addition. Sift or mix flour and salt together; add to creamed mixture and mix thoroughly. Add juice/soda mixture and blend. Stir in oatmeal and raisins; mix thoroughly.
  • Add optional items after adding oatmeal and raisins. If the raisins are hot, be certain they have cooled before adding chocolate chips to be certain the chocolate chips don't melt.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 10 minutes or until thecookies are lightly browned. Remove to cooling racks. Makes 4 dozen small cookies.

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  • shai 12 years ago
    can you bake these as a bar? I love bar cookies, and the flavors almost seem like a granola bar.
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    These sound sooooo good! I want to bake these this weekend....along with the banana bread and pound cake I'm doing....
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