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these were great. not hard but crispy with a sweet flavor.
I'd been searching for this recipe for years. My mom made these all the time, especially at the holidays and since she passed away, I couldn't find her recipes anywhere. The best way to do these is the roll method. Make into two logs, wrap in waxed paper and put in the fridge. Then you can just slice off what you want and bake so you always have fresh cookies when you want them. We under bake them a bit so they are crunchy on the outside but chewy. Thanks Jellyqueen for posting! I cried making these today, but, in a good way. :)
Excellent cookie! I'm baking them for the third time since I found this recipe a month or two ago, these are really the perfect oatmeal cookie.
Very good cookie. I made mine in the convection oven at 325 for about 8 minutes. I made mine pretty small I belive because I came out with about 140! But I need a lot of cookies for my cookie trays this year! Will make again.
A delightful cookie with a crispy exterior and a slightly chewie interior. Good amount of grain that truly made this an oatmeal cookie not just a cookie with oatmeal - certainly my favorite among the oatmeal cookies tried. Since my trays already had many cookies with nuts, I swapped in golden rasins for the pecans/walnuts. I used the slice and bake approach and made about 72 cookies. For those who follow suit, the rolls hold together much better if you make a sharp cut and not use a sawing action. Thanks JQ.
Outstanding recipe, delicious! Tried to plug in the nutritional facts on my own based on ingredients and was WAY off. Maybe shortening wasn't added? I am a carb, calorie, and fat counter. Either way, FABULOUS!
My grandmother McElderry's recipe exactly... she and your mom must have had the same cookbook. These are very, very good and a wonderful memory from my childhood! Highly recommended recipe!!! Thanks for sharing it w/ others, Jellyqueen!
This is my grammas recipe except she used 1/2 cup margarine and 1/2 cup shortening and added 1/4 cup additional oatmeal. She always made a roll and sliced it also. That is the way I make them too, so no sense in posting again to change a couple of ingredients. ...Thanks JQ for taking my back to my childhood.
These were really great cookies Jellyqueen! They were more on the crispy side then soft... DH likes to dunk his cookies in coffee, these were perfect. I used butter flavor Crisco shortening and also added almost 1 tsp cinnamon, I also added in just a few tiny chocolate chips, then baked them in a 325 air convection oven for approx 12 minutes, they were just great. Thank you for a great cookie recipe!...Kittencal:)
These are perfect for us. I did have to substitute raisins due to nut allergy. I also used Splenda instead of regular granulated sugar to cut the calories a little. We like a spiced cookie so I added a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg and ground ginger. I will definately make these again. DH says they're the best I ever made! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.