Raleigh Tavern Oatmeal Cookies

Oxmoor House
about 3 dozen


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1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cups quick-cooking oats, uncooked


Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, molasses, and milk; beat well.

Sift together flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves in a medium mixing bowl. Stir flour mixture into creamed mixture, stirring well. Add oats; stir well.

Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Cool slightly on cookie sheets. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Created date

February 2010