If I had to choose a favorite kind of cookie, for me it would be an oatmeal raisin cookie. I just think they taste like comfort would taste - if it had a taste! This is a recipe that my mom makes - I love it!
Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
from "Mormon Family Cookbook"
1 c water
1 c raisins
Boil, covered for 2 minutes. Remove and cool. Drain and save 1/4 c of the raisin water.
1 c flour (I think it needs more - I do a heaping cup!)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Sift the flour, soda and salt together. Set aside.
3/4 c shortening
1/2 c sugar
1 c brown sugar
Cream shortening and sugars together thoroughly (this takes about 2-3 minutes - don't rush it).
1 tsp vanilla
3 c. quick oats (uncooked)
1/2 c chopped nuts (optional)
Add the egg and vanilla; combine well. Mix in the 1/4 c of raisin water, oats and flour mixture. Stir in the well drained raisins and nuts. Drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 min at 350 degrees.