Oatmeal Cookies

Sunday, November 09, 2008 Posted In Edit This 3 Comments »

These are smack-your-granny-good!

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs well beaten
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
3 cups oats (we use Quaker Quick or Old Fashioned. Do NOT use instant.)
3/4 cup chopped walnuts (use 1/2 cup if using raisins)
1 cup raisins (optional)
Or you can substitute walnuts or raisins for chocolate or toffee chips

1 Cream shortening and sugars, add eggs and vanilla and beat well.

2 Sift flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Add to first mixture and mix well. Add raisins and nuts or whatever you are adding. Add oats last.

3 Spoon out by rounded tablespoonfuls on to greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350°F. Bake for about 12 minutes. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.


Michelle P. said...

yum! Does this fit in Camilla's no S diet? Cuz I'm not supposed to be snacking on anything...LOL

Lisa said...


NOT good for a girl on a diet!

Stephanie said...

What the hell Tara?? You just want everyone to eat, huh?

p.s. I made peanut butter cookies yesterday. (ducking)