Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
This recipe was given to me by a beautician whose mother was an excellent baker. This is really a great recipe; one of her mother's favorites. I'll include the recipe for orange-oatmeal cookies with it. You can be creative and add other ingredients to the basic mix like choc. chips, raisins, M & M's, etc. These freeze well too! Make them ahead and have them for the holidays or when company comes by!
basic oatmeal cookie mix
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 cups quick-coooking oatmeal, uncooked
- 2 cups corn flakes or 2 cups cereal, of your choice
orange-oatmeal cookie (uses mix above)
- 2 cups basic cookie mix
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2 -3 teaspoons fresh grated orange rind
- 1 tablespoon orange juice, plus
- 1 teaspoon orange juice (lemon rind and juice or spices may be substituted for orange rind and juice)
- 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans or 1⁄2 cup walnuts
- Basic Oatmeal Cookie Mix.
- Combine shortening and sugar in a large bowl, blending well.
- Combine remaining ingredients; mix well.
- Add to sugar mixture, blending well. Cover and store in refrigerator until ready to use.
- Yield: cookie mix for about 10 dozen cookies.
- Orange-Oatmeal Cookies.
- Combine all ingredients, mixing well.
- Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
- Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Reduce heat by 25 degrees if baking on a dark cookie sheet. Check before 10 minutes is up to judge how much more time is needed, if necessary.
- Remove and place on wire racks to cool.
- Yield: about 2 1/2 dozen.