I love a good oatmeal cookie….one of my favourites is by Old Mills Oats, the recipe was on the bag when I was kid. Its hard to come by nowadays.
I made a few changes to the recipe, they ask for a cup of Crisco butter flavoured shortening, I much rather use real butter, with a bit of regular shortening for added tenderness (I love a soft cookie).
I add chocolate chips but if you would prefer you could just use raisins or any dry fruit you prefer…dates are a great alternative.
What you will need:
- 3/4 cup softened unsalted butter
- 1/4 shortening
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp water
- 3 cups Oatmeal
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup Sultana raisins
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips (optional, you may just use 1 and 1/2 cups raisins)