Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup raisins
1 ½ teaspoon Vietnamese cinnamon

Using a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening and both sugars.
Beat in the vanilla and eggs
Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and oats; add this to the creamy mixture gradually
Stir in the raisins
Using a tablespoon of cookie dough, drop 2 inches apart onto an ungreased baking sheet
Bake at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown

Try one while still warm

Remove to wire racks to cool

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