In Bermuda we all have a special Nana or Aunt who makes a ‘mean’ cookie. My mom wasn’t a lover of baking, but she always made oatmeal cookies, loaded with raisins and chocolate chips.
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup shortening (I prefer Crisco)
¾ cup light brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 ½ cups of all purpose, unbleached flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups of oats (quick or old fashioned – uncooked)
1 cup raisins
1 cup chocolate chips
Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your baking sheets by lining them with tin foil or parchment paper. DO NOT grease the pans.
In a large bowl combine butter, shortening, brown and white sugar, vanilla and the eggs. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined. Add the oats, raisins and chocolate chips. Mix well.
Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto your prepared cookie sheets. Space them apart by 2 inches in case they spread while baking. Press down lightly on the top of the cookie.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool on the pan. Then enjoy!!