UA Recipe Collection

Oatmeal Drop Cookies

Summary

Yield
60 Cookies
SourceLeslie Massey (1985)
Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
30 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 c
shortening (can also use butter or margarine)
1 1⁄4 c
sugar
2
eggs
6 T
molasses (can also substitute maple syrup)
1 3⁄4 c
sifted flour
1 t
soda
1 t
salt
1 1⁄2 t
cinnamon
1⁄2 t
nutmeg
1⁄4 t
ginger
1⁄4 t
allspice
2 c
rolled oats
1⁄2 c
chopped nuts (pecans taste best)
1 c
raisins

Instructions

Soak raisins in very hot water to plump them up. Mix together shortening, sugar, eggs and molasses. Sift together sifted flour, soda, salt and other spices. Stir into liquid ingredients. Drain raisins. Stir in oats, nuts and raisins. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly brown. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.  

Notes

These cookies are very thin, lacy-looking and chewy.