Grandma’s Oatmeal Cookies


1 cup raisins (yellow and brown)

2 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups water

1 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup dried chopped fruit medley

1 cup chopped dates

3 cups flour

3 cups quick oatmeal

1 cup nuts of choice (walnut, pralines)

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 Tbsp nutmeg

1 Tbsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground cloves


Mix raisins, cranberries, chopped fruit medley, dates sugar, water, vegetable oil and baking soda in a saucepan and bring to a boil for 4 minutes. Prepare the following mixture of flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cloves and nuts. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients in the saucepan. Put tablespoons of cookie dough far apart on the cookie sheets to all for spreading. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. The cookies will look undercooked but should have a light brown edge. Cool on a rack and store in an airtight container.

Recipe Cred: Shirley Rae


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