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Soft Oatmeal Cookies I
This is the original version of my Oatmeal Cookie Recipe which has been a favorite of my family for 40 years. This is a soft, not a crisp, cookie.
Optional - one or all
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat until fluffy. Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add to egg mixture alternately with sour milk. Add optional ingredients. Drop by teaspoon or roll into walnut size balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies. I double this recipe... they go fast!
By Harlean from Arkansas from Hot Springs, Arkansas
Soft Oatmeal Cookies II
Cook raisins. Let cool. Mix sugar, shortening and eggs together. Add soda, 5 Tbsp. raisin juice and vanilla. Add remaining ingredients. Bake 12 minutes at 350 degrees F.
By Robin from Washington, IA
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix butter and shortening thoroughly.
Mix in brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Mix together flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon. Lastly add oatmeal. Roll into balls. Smash balls with bottom of glass, dipped in sugar.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly brown
Source: I have had it so many years, I have no idea where it came from.
By Elaine S. from Near Cedar Rapids, IA