Oatmeal Gems Recipe

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Oatmeal Gems
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  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 cups rolled oats


  1. Combine raisins and water in small saucepan. Simmer over low heat 20 to 30 minutes, until raisins are plump. Drain liquid from raisins into measuring cup. If necessary, add enough additional water to raisin liquid to measure 1/2 cup. Set drained raisins and 1/2 cup raisin liquid aside to cool.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Stir in reserved 1/2 cup raisin water.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves into a separate bowl. Stir flour mixture into shortening mixture with a spoon. Stir in oats, nuts and reserved raisins; mix well.
  4. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, about 2 inches apart, onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) oven 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Note: These cookies freeze well.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1035.86 Kcal (4337 kJ)
Calories from fat 384.42 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42.71g 66%
Cholesterol 54.56mg 18%
Sodium 849.03mg 35%
Potassium 638.01mg 14%
Total Carbs 153.59g 51%
Sugars 49.32g 197%
Dietary Fiber 9.19g 37%
Protein 16.77g 34%
Vitamin C 1.6mg 3%
Iron 4.4mg 24%
Calcium 92.5mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 367.36 Kcal (1538 kJ)
Calories from fat 136.33 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.15g 66%
Cholesterol 19.35mg 18%
Sodium 301.1mg 35%
Potassium 226.27mg 14%
Total Carbs 54.47g 51%
Sugars 17.49g 197%
Dietary Fiber 3.26g 37%
Protein 5.95g 34%
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Iron 1.6mg 24%
Calcium 32.8mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 23.5
  • 28

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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