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Best Ever Oatmeal Cookies


  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
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  • 1 5. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. sweet milk
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 cup raisins
  • Nutmeats, if desired


Boil the raisins in water for 5 minutes. Drain and cool. Cream the sugars and shortening. Add the eggs, vanilla and milk. Sift the flour, soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and stir into the creamed mixture. Add the raisins and the oatmeal. Add the nutmeats, if desired. Chill on hour. Make into small balls; press down 2 inches apart. Bake 10 minutes in 350 or 375 degree F oven. Note: Be sure to add the oatmeal and then blend the raisins.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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July 17, 20070 found this helpful

Hi! What is sweet milk and what are nutmeats? I would love a good oatmeal cookie recipe... are these soft cookies? THANKS :)

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July 17, 20070 found this helpful

Sweet milk is just regular milk, as opposed to sour milk.

Nut meats are chopped nuts of any kind.

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By guest (Guest Post)
July 18, 20070 found this helpful

Robin ~

From the cailber of the (many!) recipes you share, you must be one heck of a cook! I have printed a number of them to try. Thanks for all your contributions!


Editor's Note: Robin's mom was a great cook and wrote cookbooks and she says she has many and is happy to share her recipes with all of us. She is also a great cook!

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