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Best Ever Oatmeal Cookies
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For 3 Dozen(s)


  • ¾ cup(s) shortening
  • 1 cup(s) brown sugar
  • ½ cup(s) white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup(s) water
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla
  • 1 cup(s) flour
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 teaspoon(s) cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon(s) baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon(s) ground cloves
  • 3 cup(s) oats
  • 1 cup(s) raisins

Best Ever Oatmeal Cookies Directions

With your KitchenAid mixer and flat beater, or an electric mixer, mix together shortening, sugars, egg, water and vanilla. Do not overmix.

Preheat oven to 350°F. 

Mix together flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, ground cloves and oats. Add raisins. With your KitchenAid Mixer and dough hook, or by hand using a wooden spoon, fold flour mixture into sugar mixture.

Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 1 inch apart onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until very lightly browned.

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