Great-Grandma’s Oatmeal Cookies
“Not only is this recipe a favourite of my husband’s, it’s extra special to me because it goes back to my great-grandmother. For holidays, we like to sprinkle on colored sugar for a festive touch.” —Mary Ann Konechne, Kimball, South Dakota
Taste of Home
|Servings||Prep Time||Cook Time|
|144cookies||35minutes||15 minutes/batch + cooling|
|15 minutes/batch + cooling|
- 1-1/2 cups shortening
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 large eggs room temperature
- 4 tsp water
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 cups quick-cooking oats
- 2 cups chopped raisins
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Additional sugar or coloured sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°. Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in water. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; add to creamed mixture, and mix well. Stir in oats, raisins and walnuts.
- On a surface sprinkled with additional sugar, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. cookie cutter in desired shapes. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake until set, 12-15 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Test Kitchen tip
- If you want to add a sweet icing, mix 1 cup confectioners' sugar with a 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 5-6 teaspoons of water to make a quick glaze.
1 cookie: 63 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 28mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.