Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Happy National Oatmeal Cookie Day!

Honey Oatmeal Cookies
- Makes 6 to 7 dozen -

1/2 cup hot tea
1 cup raisins
2 cups flour
1-1/2 cups quick cooking rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup honey
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 to 1 cup chopped walnuts
1 package (6 oz.) chocolate chips, optional

Pour tea over raisins; let stand at least 15 minutes. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Mix thoroughly; set aside. Cream shortening and butter; gradually add honey until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Drain raisins; reserve 1/4 cup liquid. Alternately add flour mixture and reserved raisin liquid. Stir in nuts, raisins and chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350°F about 12 minutes or until browned. Let stand one minute on cookie sheet; remove and cool on rack. Store in airtight container.

Note: Honey should not be fed to infants under one year of age. Honey is a safe and wholesome food for children and adults.

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Phone: (303) 776-2337 Fax: (303) 776-1177

1 comment:

teabird said...