Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies | #SundaySupper


This week, our Sunday Supper group is sharing a special treat. Lots of treats, actually. It is an ALL COOKIE – Virtual Cookie Exchange – Sunday Supper, just in time for your Christmas baking!

To begin, preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup of raisins with a cup of water. Simmer it over low heat for about 20 minutes, and remove from heat. Let them cool.



In a bowl combine 2 ½ cup flour, ½ teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and ½ teaspoon ground cloves.



In a mixing bowl, combine 2 eggs and a cup of sugar.



Add in a half cup of brown sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla.



And then add 3/4 c vegetable shortening. Cream these all together until smooth.



Drain your raisins into a measuring cup. Add enough water, if needed,  to make 1/2 cup of liquid.



Add the liquid to the creamy mixture and combine.



Add in your flour mixture, mix until just combined.



Chop up about 2/3 cup of pecans.



Add the pecans, along with 2 cups of rolled oats to the bowl.



And finally the raisins. Fold them all in.



Scoop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto a cookie sheet. Ideally you want to line it with parchment paper, or lightly spritz it with cooking spray. Give these cookies lots of room – I only make 9 at a time.



Bake for 9-10 minutes or until they are golden brown. Allow them to cool bout 5 minutes, then remove them to a cooling rack to finish cooling. Repeat with all of the cookie dough. Then enjoy these soft, delicious cookies!


Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
  • 1 c raisins
  • 1 c water
  • 2 ½ c flour
  • ½ t baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • ½ t ground cloves
  • ¾ c shortening
  • 1 c sugar
  • ½ c brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 c rolled oats
  • ⅔ c chopped pecans
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the raisins and water. Simmer them over very low heat for 20 minutes, and then remove from heat and cool.
  3. IN a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves.
  4. In a mixing bowl, cream together the sugars, eggs, vanilla and shortening.
  5. Drain the raisins and reserve the liquid in a measuring cup. Add water, if needed, to make ½ cup of liquid. Add the liquid to the creamed mixture.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and mix until just combined.
  7. Fold in the raisins, oats and pecans.
  8. Scoop by rounded tablespoons onto a cookie sheet that is lined with parchment paper, or lightly spritzed with cooking spray. Give them plenty of room (I only bake 9 at a time.)
  9. Bake 9-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes, then remove to a baking rack to finish cooling. Repeat with remaining cookie dough.
  10. Enjoy!


Now, are you ready for a virtual Cookie Exchange? Here you go!!

We also have another special host this week. Janet Keeler, Food & Travel Editor for the Tampa Bay Times and Author of Cookielicious will be joining us with tips on baking for the Ultimate Cookie Exchange and to answer any of your baking questions.
Up for grabs are 5 signed copies of Cookielicious so make sure you join us as we talk about our favorite holiday cookie recipe.


Do you have a favorite cookie to take to a Cookie Exchange?  Please join on us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper on December 9th.  In the evening we will meet at 3pm AKST/7pm EST for our #SundaySupper Ultimate Cookie Exchange live chat.

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  1. theninjabaker says

    You can almost taste the wholesome goodness in your amazing photos, Conni. Looking forward to baking up a batch.

  2. says

    Beautiful cookies, Conni! I love healthy Oatmeal cookies (lol – I always claim that they're healthy because of the oatmeal, nuts and fruit. I won't have anyone convince me otherwise!).


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