I believe that this has got to be the best oatmeal cookie recipe that I have ever tried. I found this recipe on the back of a store brand box of oatmeal many years ago, I don’t remember what store I bought it from, and so I can’t give credit where credit is due. I have made many different variation of the cookie recipe over the years such as I have used ½ shorting and ½ butter instead of 1 cup of the shorting and I have use dried cranberries or chocolate chips instead of the raisins, I have also add nuts to the dough when I felt in the mood that usually was when Ariel wasn’t around because she doesn’t like nuts in her food. Or any combination that you would like, the cookie base remains the same. Today I used golden raisins because I had some left over from when I made the Curry Chicken. I can’t decide which way I like this cookie best, all I know is that I just love this oatmeal cookie recipe.