Senator Biden's Favorite Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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From the Kitchen of Mary Ann Kelley 2007.

Ingredients

1 cup shortening or butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup raisins
nuts (optional)

Instructions

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, soda, cinnamon and salt together. Beat together the shortenings and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add flour mixture, oats and raisins and mix well.

Use portion scoop and drop onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes (should be golden brown in color).

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