World’s Best Oatmeal Cookies


     The recipe came from my aunt, Waunita Jeffries Bateman. It originally called for solid shortening  but my mom, Phyllis Jeffries Newell, changed it to oil as she thought the dough was a bit dry.
      Barry tried one of these cookies and thought they might be aptly named, after quite a few more, he was sure!

World’s Best Oatmeal Cookies
3 eggs, well beaten                                                                 
1 cup raisins                                                                           
1 teaspoon vanilla                                                                              
1 cup vegetable oil (canola)                                                                
1 cup packed brown sugar                                                                 
1 cup granulated sugar                                                                       
2½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups oatmeal, old-fashioned or quick
1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts are our favorite)

1.     Combine eggs, raisins and vanilla and let stand for one hour. 
This step plumps the raising and makes them nice and tender.
2.     Mix together oil and sugars. 

3.     Combine flour, salt, soda and cinnamon into oil-sugar mixture and mix well.

4.     Blend in egg and raisins.
5.     Add oatmeal and nuts. 
The dough is mixed and ready to shape into cookies.
6.     Drop dough by spoonsful onto ungreased cookie sheet; and flatten slightly with your hand.
Use a scoop for uniform sized cookies.
7.      Bake in a preheated 350° for 10 to12 minutes.

 Recipe without photos . . .
World’s Best Oatmeal Cookies
3 eggs, well beaten                                                                 
1 cup raisins                                                                           
1 teaspoon vanilla                                                                              
1 cup vegetable oil (canola)                                                                
1 cup packed brown sugar                                                                 
1 cup granulated sugar                                                                       
2½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups oatmeal, old-fashioned or quick
1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts are our favorite)

1.     Combine eggs, raisins and vanilla and let stand for one hour. 
2.     Mix together oil and sugars. 
3.     Combine flour, salt, soda and cinnamon into oil-sugar mixture and mix well.
4.     Blend in egg and raisins.
5.     Add oatmeal and nuts. 
6.     Drop dough by spoonsful onto ungreased cookie sheet; and flatten slightly with your hand.
7.      Bake in a preheated 350° for 10 to12 minutes.

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