Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Amount    

Measure       

Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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1/2            

cup                

butter -- softened

1/2            

cup                

Shortening - I use butter flavored Crisco

1               

cup                

brown sugar -- packed

2              

large              

eggs

1               

teaspoon       

vanilla extract -- use real not imitation

3              

cups      

oats - raw not instant

1 1/2        

cups                

flour -- all-purpose

1               

teaspoon        

baking soda

1/2            

cup           

sugar

1                

teaspoon    

baking powder

1/2             

teaspoon       

nutmeg

1                

teaspoon       

cinnamon

1/4           

teaspoon       

ginger

1/2        

 teaspoon                    

salt

1/4 teaspoon cloves
cup raisins - I use 1/2 regular & 1/2 golden
Preheat oven to 350F.

Cream together butter, shortening, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.

Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Add to butter mixture.

Add oats and raisins. Mix together.

Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and let cool on rack.

Makes 48 cookies
Per Serving: 102 Calories; 5g Fat (40.2% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 14g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 14mg Cholesterol; 83mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain (Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
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