Big Ol' Soft n Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Recipe type: cookies
  • 1 cup of raisins
  • ⅓ c. water
  • ½ c. vegetable shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ c. dark brown sugar
  • 1½ t. vanilla extract
  • 2 c. all purpose flour
  • 1¼ c. old fashioned oats (not instant oats)
  • 2 t. baking soda
  • ¾ t. cinnamon
  • ½ t. salt
  1. Preheat oven to 275. F
  2. In a food processor add in ½ cups of raisins and water.
  3. Puree until mixture is smooth. (this is the trick to getting that moist & chewy texture)
  4. Pour the raisin mixture into a large bowl and mix in vegetable shortening, egg, dark brown sugar, and vanilla extract.
  5. In a smaller bowl combine all-purpose flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  6. Gradually add dry mixture into wet mixture
  7. Stir to combine and then stir in remaining raisins
  8. Roll about 3 T. worth of dough into a ball.
  9. Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and press dough balls down to about ½ inch thick with your palm.
  10. Place in oven and bake for about 16-18 minutes.
  11. Remove them from the oven and just let them sit for about 5 minutes on the hot pan and then transfer them to a cooling rack.
  12. Enjoy!!
Recipe by Divas Can Cook at