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Oatmeal Crinkles

Yield about 5 dozen


  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

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

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

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

  5. 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.

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