Soft, Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Make the batter the day before you bake the cookies.
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup shortening
1 cup raisins
1 cup water
2 cups self-rising flour
1 1/2 cups quick oats
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Cream sugar and shortening together by hand.
Meanwhile cook raisins in the water until there are 5
tablespoons of water remaining. Cool.
Mix flour, baking soda, oats and raisins together. Add eggs
and the 5 tablespoons of water from the cooked raisins; mix well. Cover and put
batter in refrigerator overnight.
The next day, drop teaspoons of the batter onto a greased
cookie sheet. Bake approximately 13 minutes at 350 degrees F. Grease the pan
before dropping each batch of cookies onto the sheet. Cool completely before
Makes approximately 60 cookies.