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Just moved to an amish town and i stumbled across a amish commons store where they sell everything in bulk I was delighted they had flours sugars whole wheat flour spices etc etc etc. I dot over 5 lbs of oldfashioned oats for less than 3 dollars. I dont have a good oatmeal cookie recipe they all have TO much sugar and come out flat care to sahare your recipes PLEASE<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br>
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My MIL's recipe for wonderfully soft oatmeal cookies:<br><br>
1 c raisins<br>
2.5 tsp baking soda<br>
3 eggs<br>
1 tsp vanilla<br>
1 c butter<br>
1 c brown sugar<br>
1 c white sugar<br>
2.5 c flour<br>
1 tsp salt<br>
1 tsp cinnamon<br>
2 c oatmeal<br><br>
Place raisins and 2 cups water in saucepan and boil for 5 minutes. Add 1 tsp baking soda, stir, then remove raisins and drain, discarding water and baking soda. Beat eggs well, add raisins and vanilla and let stand, covered for at least an hour.<br>
Cream butter and sugars (MIL melts the butter). Add flour, salt, cinnamon and remaining 1.5 tsp baking soda. Mix well, then blend in egg-raisin mixture and oatmeal. Drop by large teaspoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 deg. F for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes several dozen cookies.<br><br>
editted to add: I'm sure she uses white flour but I'm sure you could use whole wheat and all brown sugar.
 

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Liz, I've never seen a recipe incorporating baking soda by that method before, and it has peaked my curiousity! Could you tell me how it works, as opposed to just adding a smaller amount with the dry ingredients? Thanks!<br>
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