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Spicy Oatmeal Cookies

Southern Home CookingMakes 7 dozen

Prep Time: 10 min.
Baking Time: 10 min. (per batch)


  •    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  cups pecans (chopped)


Preheat oven to 350� F.  Lightly grease baking sheets.

  1. With an electric mixer at medium speed, beat shortening, sugar, and molasses until fluffy.

  2. Add egg, beating until blended.

  3. Gradually add flour, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, (beating at low speed) until blended.

  4. Add to shortening mixture, beating until blended.

  5. You want to stir in oats, raisins, and pecans.

  6. Using a tablespoon, drop onto baking sheets.

  7. Bake for 10 minute or until gold brown.

  8. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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