Mary's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


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These oatmeal raisin cookies came from my mother in law. They are soft, slightly sweet drop cookies.

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Covington, Ga.

Serving Size / Yield

4 dozen cookies


  • 3/4 C. shortening
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 lg. eggs
  • 4 Tbs. milk
  • 1 C. raisins (plumped)
  • 2 C. all purpose flour
  • 2 C. quick cooking oats

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Cream shortening and sugar. Add cinnamon, cloves, salt, baking powder and vanilla. Mix well. Add eggs and milk and mix well. Add raisins(drained from plumping in boiling water). Add flour and mix. Add oatmeal and mix. Use two teaspoons to drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets covered in foil. Place about one inch apart. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 12-14 minutes. Edges should be slightly brown. Let sit for 2 minutes and move to a plate to cool. Makes approximately 4 dozen cookies.

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