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Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

No recipe image available.These oatmeal cookies are sweet, chewy and full of home-baked goodness.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup milk
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, beat brown sugar, shortening and butter until smooth Add milk, egg and vanilla and stir until well combined; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together oats, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir into wet ingredients until thoroughly mixed. Blend in raisins and walnuts.
  4. Drop by rounded teaspoon onto prepared cookie sheets and bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly before removing cookies from sheets to wire rack.

Makes 3 dozen cookies.