Donna’s Chunky Oatmeal Cinnamon-Raisin Cookies with Walnuts
Makes 3 dozen
3/4 cup light brown sugar
6 tablespoons butter or shortening
1/8 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups Rolled Oats (Old Fashioned Oatmeal)
1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
1/8 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 - 3/4 cup Raisins
1/2 - 3/4 cup Hersheys Cinnamon Chips
1/4 - 1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts
(note: if using shortening instead of butter, you may wish to add a dash of salt)
Preheat oven to 350F. Place parchment paper on cookie sheet(s).
Place sugar, butter, water, egg and vanilla in mixing bowl and blend thoroughly.
Add Oats, Flour and Baking Soda, to wet ingredients and mix well.
Add chunky elements and blend thoroughly. Experiment with (your choice of raisins, cinnamon chips, chocolate chips or chocolate chunks, walnuts, pecans, other dried fruits, shredded carrots or zucchini).
Spoon cookies onto parchment paper, about 2” apart. Bake about 11-13 minutes, depending on texture desired.
When removed from oven, immediately slide parchment paper with all the cookies onto cooling rack. Allow to cool on rack or serve warm and crumbly.