Oatmeal Cookies


Preheat oven to 375 degrees

1 cup Raisins
6 Tbsp raisin juice
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3 eggs, room temperature
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp all spice
2 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup nuts
1 package butterscotch chips

Cover Raisins with water and boil for 5 minutes. Drain, reserving 6 Tbsp of raisin juice. Cream shortening, butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat. Add raisin juice and beat. Add flour,
Salt, baking soda and spices (sifted together), mix well. Add oatmeal, raisins, nuts and butterscotch chips and mix.
Drop by teaspoon full on cookie sheet. Ungreased and bake until light brown, about 10-15 minutes.
Makes about 6 dozen cookies.


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