Oatmeal Coconut Raisin Cookies ~ Great Grandma’s Recipe
Baking is one of my favorite things to do in the kitchen. Over the summer my grandma came to visit us for 2 months. When she arrived she showered me with a little gift. This gift could not be bought in a store or purchased at any price. This gift was a family cookbook. In this beautiful weathered gem are recipes my great-grandmother created herself, recipes she learned from cooking classes she attended and cut out recipes from magazines. The earliest recipe noted in this book is from 1921.
I never had the opportunity to meet my great-grandmother but this little gift she left behind is one way I get to know her. She has some yummy dishes throughout her personal cookbook but what is most pronounced was her love for sweet treats. So, that’s where I my love for baking from! 😉
To enjoy a little piece of heritage yesterday, while my sweet little guy took a nap, I whipped up a cookie recipe from 1921. While the cookies were still warm, I enjoyed an afternoon cup of coffee served on china from my grandmothers wedding. It truly was a great way to spend an hour.
If you are looking for a cookie recipe for this holiday season, I hope you try this one!
Do you have a family recipe you want to try? During this holiday season, if I can encourage you, try one recipe that is a family recipe. Take a picture of it and savor the memory of making that family dish.
Oatmeal Coconut Raisin Cookies ~ Great Grandma's Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¾ cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup raisins
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, add flour, oats, coconut, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg and set to the side.
- In a stand mixer, cream together shorting and sugar, once well incorporated add milk and eggs.
- Slowly add dry ingredients, once cookie dough is mixed well, fold in raisins.
- On a lined cookie sheet, using a spoon, drop cookies on sheet and bake for 12 to 14 minutes.
- Let cool on a wire rack.
- Serve and enjoy.
Shortening - ¾ cup butter or ¾ cup of Palm shortening or ¾ cup coconut oil
Granulated Sugar - 1 cup raw sugar
Have a great day friends!