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Oatmeal Chocolate Raisin Cookies Recipe


Easy to package and mail, these cookies serve as a wonderful send-off or reminder of home. They make an even better welcome home treat!
Makes: about 2 dozen cookies.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 325ºF.

Step 2

In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside. In large bowl, beat shortening, butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs and rum extract; mix well. Stir in oats and raisins. Drop by tablespoons onto cookie pan, spacing 2-inches apart. Press down cookie mixture gently.

Step 3

Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until cookies are golden brown. Remove from oven; cool cookies in pan 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to cooling grid; cool completely.

Step 4

Gift Giving Tip: Oatmeal Chocolate Raisin Cookies fit perfectly in Hexagon Treat Boxes. Decorate a treat box with ribbon, paper cut outs, and, of course, a gift tag! Place cookies, separated by flattened Baking Cups, in your decorated box.

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1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening

1/2 cup butter (, softened (1 stick))

3/4 cup brown sugar (, firmly packed)

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

2 1/2 teaspoons rum extract (or pure vanilla extract)

3 cups old-fashioned oats ((uncooked))

1 package milk or dark chocolate-covered raisins ((about 1 1/2 cups))

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