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Molasses Oatmeal Cookies

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Ingredients
  Vegetable shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Molasses 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 1 Large
  All purpose flour 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Uncooked regular oats 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Raisins 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Pecans 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), chopped
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Collect and measure the required ingredients.
2. Sift the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together and keep aside.
3. Preheat the oven to 350°F before baking

MAKING
4. In a large mixing bowl, place the shortening and beat it with an electric mixer until soft.
5. Gradually add the sugar and molasses, beating until the mixture is light and fluffy.
6. Blend in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until all are incorporated into the creamed mixture.
7. Add the flour mixture in batches, beating at low speed until well blended into thick batter.
8. Fold in the oats, raisins and nuts
9. Use a tablespoon to drop the batter in heaps, onto the cookie sheets, leaving 2 inch space between each.
10. Bake them in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes until golden and dry.
11. Remove from oven and cool cookies slightly on baking sheets then carefully loosen with a spatula and slide them to on a wire rack to cool and harden

SERVING
12. Serve cookies warm with tea, coffee, hot chocolate or warm milk.
13. Pack them and include in your Holiday gift hampers.

TIPS
Store baked cookies in a wax paper lined air tight container or jar, in a cool dry place.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Holiday, Everyday
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Oat
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
24

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