Thursday, July 24, 2014

Oatmeal Cookies

What can I say?  I'm on a cookie kick lately!  Here's another Granny recipe (I love how worn this recipe card is!) for you all- her oatmeal cookies.  These are dangerous because they're not overly sweet... it's easy to eat too many!

You will need:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup nuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
One thing I have really enjoyed about working through Granny's recipe box is that sometimes the recipes need a little decoding.  Usually, this is because her handwriting is hard to read in some spot.  But with this recipe, there is no bake time or temperature!  So, I guessed.  And it worked out fine!  If you ever find yourself in a similar spot, 350 or 325 are typically good temperatures for cookies.  Another tip: bake with the oven light on, that way you can see your cookies at all times to gauge how it's going.

Preheat your oven to 350.  Combine the sugars and shortening in a mixer and cream them.

Add the rest of your ingredients and mix until well combined.

Form the dough into golf ball sized balls and place on a baking sheet.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the bottoms and tops of the cookies start to turn golden.  Let them cool on a wire rack and enjoy!


  1. I have a similar recipe, I really like these kind of cookies, but I stopped baking them because everyone in my house started getting fat =/ But are delicious

    1. You are so funny! I definitely can't make sweets unless I have lots of people to share them with :) otherwise I eat them all myself!

  2. my husband is in love with oatmeal cookies !!!
    i am going to try this recipe for him!

  3. I love oatmeal cookies. These look delicious!


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