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

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Great-Grandma's Oatmeal Cookies
Great-Grandma's Oatmeal Cookies
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
144cookies 35minutes 15 minutes/batch + cooling
Servings Prep Time
144cookies 35minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes/batch + cooling
Ingredients
Portions: cookies
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: cookies
Units:
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 63 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 28mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.