Senator Biden's Favorite Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
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).