This recipe comes from AKM Designs and Delights and I encourage you to visit her site, as it is full of delicious recipes.
The first time I made these oatmeal cookies I made them quarter size and ate them with hot tea, and it was a wonderful combination.
The second time I baked them much larger and didn't use the cinnamon chips, and we ate them as breakfast on-the-go. Either way you make them, you will enjoy the strong cinnamon flavoring and this is a great recipe to have in your collection.
Spicy Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies
from AKM Designs and Delights
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1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. butter flavored shortening
1 c. packed light brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups rolled oats
1 c. raisins
1/2 c. cinnamon chips
Beat butter and shortening with sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in separate bowl. Add to butter mixture. Stir in oats, raisins and chips. Preheat oven to 350F.
Quarter size - drop teaspoons of batter onto un-greased baking sheets, cook for 10 minutes, allow to cool for 3 minutes before transferring to rack.
Breakfast size - drop by 1/4 cup scoops onto un-greased baking sheets, flatten a bit and bake for 15-18 minutes, cool on sheets completely before transferring to rack.