Raisin-Oat Cookies

Part of the reason these cookies ship so well is the moisture from the raisins. If you do not like raisins, substitute dried cranberries, dates, or other dried fruit.

Makes: 36 cookiesHands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Makes: 36 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup vegetable shortening
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1½ cups raisins

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Beat butter, shortening, and sugars until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; blend well.
  • Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir into butter mixture. Blend in oats and raisins.
  • Drop by teaspoons onto prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake 8–10 minutes. Cool a few minutes before removing from baking sheet. Cool completely before wrapping to ship.