Spicy Oatmeal Cookies

Recipe from

Southern Living


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)


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

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

Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets.

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

Chris Bryant, Johnson City, Tennessee,

Southern Living

January 2001
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