Oatmeal Cookies

We love this chewy cookie. We used both kinds of raisins in this batch but have made them with only dark ones and with only golden ones. Make sure to not over bake to keep the wonderful chewy texture. Soaking them is the other secret to the perfect cookie.


1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar – (packed)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup rolled oats
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups mixed raisins – golden and dark
1/2 cup boiling water
1 cup walnut pieces


Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Pour the boiling water over the raisins
Mix the sugars, softened butter and shortening
Add the eggs and vanilla
Mix the oats, flour, salt and baking powder
Add to the butter/egg mixture
Add the plumped raisins and walnuts
Using a small scoop place balls of dough on a parchment-lined cookie sheet 2 inches apart
Bake until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. DO NOT over bake.

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Debbie Mosimann
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