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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Soft Oatmeal Cookies and a Contest!

I've got several recipe for boiled raisin cookies and so I decided to try one when I needed to take cookies to a friend. These turned out to be a big hit! I think when someone is going through a hard time, take them cookies is a good thing!

Soft Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup raisins
1 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon soda
2 cups flour
2 cups quick oats

Cover raisins with water in a small pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Poor into a strainer and let cool while you make the cookies.

Cream shortening and sugar for 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and mix. Add the dry ingredients, mixing well. Add the raisins and mix.

Scoop onto cookie sheets with a cookie scoop. Mash down a little with your fingers. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.

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1 comment:

Traci said...

Hi! Did you see that you won my Christmas in July giveaway last week? I am sorry for not contacting you sooner, but I couldn't find your blog on your "follower" profile, so I was hoping you would see my post and leave a comment. Then today I thought to "google" songberries,and I found you! Duh! I'm feeling stupid now! So congrats!
Do you have an email that I could reach you at? I need your info so I can make your ornament.
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