A fresh alternative to the prepackaged mixes that cost so much money. This recipe for chocolate chip raisin cookies makes 8 batches of cookies with approximately 9 per batch.
INGREDIENTS (for 5 servings):
- 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup shortening
In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, flour, baking soda and brown sugar. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles cornmeal. There should be no lumps of shortening left. Measure 1/2 cup of the mixture into re-sealable bags or containers for storage. Label and date each bag. This mix can be stored in a cool dry place for up to 12 weeks.
To make the cookies, empty one package of the mix into a bowl. Stir in 2 teaspoons of water, 1 tablespoon of raisins and 1 tablespoon of mini semisweet chocolate chips. Mix well and shape teaspoonfuls of dough into small balls. Place balls on an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten with the buttered bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Follow you oven's instructions for baking.