Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I stumbled across this recipe in my great-grandmothers recipe book. Lots of ingredients, but oh, my are they worth it! The men at my husband’s squadron gobble these down in a matter of minutes!

Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter; softened
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1-1/2 cups raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt; stir into butter mixture until well blended. Stir in oats. Stir in raisins.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes until golden. Do NOT overbake. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheet. Store in airtight container. ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh Lord, probably not good..LOL!

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