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Senator Biden's Favorite Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Yankee Plus Dec 2015


Senator Biden’s Favorite Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
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From the Kitchen of Mary Ann Kelley 2007.

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  • 1 cup shortening or butter
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • nuts (optional)


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, soda, cinnamon and salt together. Beat together the shortenings and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add flour mixture, oats and raisins and mix well.

Use portion scoop and drop onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes (should be golden brown in color).

Additional Notes:

On December 14, 2007, this recipe was prepared by culinary students at Southern New Hampshire University and tasted by a panel of esteemed judges to determine, along with our online poll, the winner of the Yankee Magazine Cookie Primary. The winner? Bill Richardson's Biscochitos!
Updated Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

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