Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Scones – A Scone by Any Other Name…

Granny’s recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies is one of the oldest in the box, and one of our dad’s all-time favorites. I couldn’t wait to surprise him for Christmas with a batch of his mom’s cookies and the original recipe card. They were easy and fun to make, and they smelled incredible. But, I found myself wishing the finished product was a little gooier and sweeter. (Spoiler alert: the oatmeal raisin cookie story gets worse before it gets better. Hang in there.)
Another issue I had with this recipe is that it calls for Crisco. “Fat in the can,” they call it. If I must use a fat, I usually go for one that has more flavor than vegetable shortening. I did do a little Crisco research while I worked on this recipe and learned that the Crisco that was developed in 1911 has been altered through the years to be healthier. Also, the word “crisco” can be used to describe someone who is slick or smooth in any situation. Now, that’s a crisco I can get on board with.

Here are the other ingredients you will need:

My cookie story continued the next morning. Determined to have a kitchen plot twist and a shocking cookie conclusion, I stuck a few cookies in the microwave and slathered them with a pat of butter. As it turns out, these cookies are not cookies after all! They are little mini scones–a most delicious holiday breakfast with a cup of coffee and a piece of fruit. Aren’t you glad you stuck with me to the end? The story ends with an easy (dairy free!) recipe, and breakfast scone as heroine.  


Final Thoughts:

As you start your day with a couple of 3-bite scones, I hope you will think about how crisco it was of me to transform a not-quite-gooey-enough cookie into an amazing mini-scone. I hope the rest of your holiday baking turns out equally crisco!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Scones

Look at this oldie!

Prep time: 20 min. Total Time: 1 hour and 15 min. Makes: 36 mini-scones

  • 2 c oatmeal
  • 2 c flour
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 c raisins
  • 1 heaping t cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 scant t baking soda
  • 4 T milk
  • 1 c shortening melted
  • 2 eggs
  • Mix all dry ingredients.
  • Dissolve baking soda in milk.
  • Add eggs, shortening, and milk with dissolved baking soda to dry ingredients and mix.
  • Drop by teaspoonsful onto baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Granny says 15 min. I think a little less.