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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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Oatmeal Chocolate Raisin Cookies is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These were so good. Never would have thought to use chocolate covered raisin. But it was better than having to use raisins and then chocolate chips. I made four dozen of these and they were going so fast I think I should have made 6 dozen. Next time I will know better. Whenever I make cookies I put them on parchment paper so I can get the next batch in right away instead of waiting on the cookie sheets to cool all the way.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE them! Received many goooooooood reveiws from co-workers to bring them again!Rather than raisins I used Craisins.Also added a cup of white chocolate morsels and a fourth cup of chopped macadamia nuts.This is definetly one cookie you do not want to pass up during the Christmas season.They are so festive without even decorating them!Enjoy=) peachezbakery57
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from is a great récipe, my girls love cranberrys , so I changed raisins, and add some chopped nuts , and only use 1 stick of butter because forgett the shortening and i get a crunchy cookies . My family and friends Love them. Iwill do again with this changes
Date published: 2014-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The cookies were easy to make but the recipe did not state when to mix the flour in to the mixture. So I added it in the end after the oats. Cookies turned out rather nice and soft although a little bit dry but still yummy.
Date published: 2011-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from chocolate covered raisins make this cookie 10x better than the ones i buy fresh from the bakery section at the grocery store!!
Date published: 2010-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cookie. Adds something a "little extra" to an oatmeal raisin cookie. I took them work, a big hit.
Date published: 2010-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These cookies are the best. Must say they are very rich. My daughter and her class mates just love them.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS COOKIES, ARE VERY RICH, AND DON'T HAVE FLAVOR ARE TO OATMEAL
Date published: 2010-11-30
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