Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are the ultimate comfort food!

Ingredients

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup raisins
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans, optional

Directions

-In a large bowl, cream the shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add to creamed mixture, stirring just until combined. Stir in the oats, raisins and pecans if desired.

-Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a greased glass bottom.

-Bake at 350° until golden brown, 10-11 minutes. Do not overbake. Remove to a wire rack to cool.


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