Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Makes 40 cookies

123 calories per cookie

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 cups oatmeal


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl mix together the flour, salt, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and baking soda. Set aside.

In the bowl of your stand mixer cream together the shortening and sugars. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each to combine. Stir in the vanilla.

Add the applesauce, oatmeal and raisins, mixing just to combine. Using a small cookie scoop, or a spoon, scoop the batter onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. I like to use a cookie scoop to get consistently sized cookies. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.