Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
These oatmeal cookies are sweet, chewy and full of home-baked goodness.
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
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.
- In a large bowl, beat brown sugar, shortening and butter until smooth Add milk, egg and vanilla and stir until well combined; set aside.
- 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.
- 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.