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THE Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

Posted November 17, 2016

Cookie Swap cookies

At the request of many fellow Smart Shopper readers, here is the fabulous recipe for the Oatmeal Raisin Cookies that one of our readers made for the Cookie Swap last year. Enjoy!

My great thanks to Jean, aka "Barbiedoll" for sharing her recipe!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


1 cup shortening (Crisco)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cup flour (plain)
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups Quaker Oats (not quick)
1 cup raisins
1 cup pecans (optional)


Preheat oven to 350. Thoroughly cream the shortening and sugar together. Add the beaten eggs and beat well. Stir the dry ingredients and add to mixture. Add the oatmeal, raisins and pecans (optional). Make into balls and cook at 350 for 8-10 minutes or longer depending on your oven (keep a check on them).

Makes roughly 48 cookies depending on the size that you make them.

Note: If you do not use pecans, add ½ cup more raisins


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  • barbiedoll1967 Nov 18, 2016

    Everyone you're very welcome. Enjoy!

  • ascherer Nov 17, 2016

    Jean - thanks.

  • jdouglas13 Nov 17, 2016

    Jean/Barbiedoll -- thank you so much!! :) You made my week!

  • nakabi Nov 17, 2016

    Mmmmm thanks

  • Dr D Nov 17, 2016

    Yay - thanks Jean! and Faye, and JDouglas!