Oatmeal Crinkles

Oxmoor House
about 5 dozen


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2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups regular oats, uncooked
1 1/2 cups raisins
1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup shortening
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract


Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt in a medium mixing bowl; stir well, and set aside. Combine oats and raisins in a medium mixing bowl; set aside.

Combine 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl; stir until well blended, and set aside.

Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; add remaining 1 cup sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, and almond extract, beating until well blended .

Gradually add reserved flour and oats mixtures alternately to creamed mixture, stirring well after each addition.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in reserved sugar-cinnamon mixture, and place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 ° for 10 minutes. Cool slightly on cookie sheets. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Created date

February 2010