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Spicy Oatmeal Cookies

Yield 7 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups uncooked regular oats
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add eggs, beating until blended.

  2. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients. Add to shortening mixture, beating until blended. Stir in oats, raisins, and, if desired, pecans.

  3. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets.

  4. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until golden brown; remove to wire racks to cool.