This is a recipe I got from our local newspaper many, many years ago. These are giant oatmeal raisin cookies. I usually add a few pecans too, just because I like nuts.
The ingredients are: 1/2 C shortening; 1 C sugar; 1 egg, slightly beaten; 1/4 C honey; 1/4 C milk; 1/4 C raisins; 1 1/2 C old fashioned oats; 1 3/4 C all-purpose flour; 3/4 t baking soda; 1/2 t allspice; 1/2 t cinnamon; 1/2 t salt.
First off you'll need to preheat the oven to 300°. Then cream together the shortening and sugar.
Add the egg, honey and milk.
Continue creaming until light and fluffy. Soak raisins in hot water for a few minute; drain well. The recipe calls for 1/4 C raisins but I always double that. (1/4 C is only about 10 raisins, for crying out loud!)
Combine with oats (the recipe calls for old fashioned oats, but I just use quick oats)...
...and add to creamed mixture.
Sift flour with remaining dry ingredients...
...and add to shortening-oatmeal mixture.
This is where I add chopped pecans, at least 1/2 C, and mix well.
Lightly grease cookie sheet or spray with Pam. Place 1/4 C dough on the sheet, flattening slightly.
Bake on third shelf in 300° oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool slightly on the pan, then loosen carefully with a spatula or using a twisting motion to remove from pan.
Enjoy with a big glass of milk!
Here's the original recipe I clipped out of the paper.