Submitted by Carol Osgood of Littleton, Colorado. As their name implies, these cookies are very large, so place six to eight cookies per sheet.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with a Silpat. Sift together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, and salt in a medium bowl.

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  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream vegetable shortening and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add molasses, and beat to combine. Add eggs and mix until fully incorporated. Add the flour mixture, one cup at a time, beating on low speed until dough comes together. Remove bowl from mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in chocolate chips, oats, raisins, and walnuts.

  • Using a 2-inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto prepared baking sheet, about 3 inches apart. Bake until firm, 15 to 18 minutes. Transfer baking sheets to a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes before transferring cookies to wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.

Reviews (9)

12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
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08/20/2011
I just finished makeing these cookies and they are out of this world. I'm giving them as a gift to our Pastor and his family for their 3rd anniversary with our church. I would recommend everyone try this one out.
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06/14/2009
If you don't like the walnuts, just leave them out - no need to adjust the recipe.
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06/13/2009
instead of molasses you could add dark brown sugar same amount
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06/13/2009
Does anyone have a suggestion to eliminate the walnuts? What would you add in place or add more of? I was thinking maybe raisins and more oats?
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06/13/2009
QUESTION - What can I use instead of molasses? Would honey work?
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06/11/2009
Sure, you can substitute quick cooking oats. Sometimes it will change the outcome slightly but not enough to ruin a recipe.
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06/11/2009
Can you substitute quick oats for the old fashion oats?
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11/10/2008
Used five ounces butter instead of vegetable shortening, used a generous cup of oats since that was all I had and, since I don't care for raisins, used half a cup each of candied ginger and dried cranberries. Otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Made 21 very nice cookies of a pretty good size; I would definitely make them again.
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01/07/2008
These are really good cookies. I omit the raisins just because I don't care for them in cookies.