These are some cookies that I made for my SIL when she was having issues with fibre in her diet. She was encouraged to have oatmeal and so I tried to find her a "good" oatmeal cookie. This was attempt number two. This recipe is adapted from The Fannie Farmer Cookbook. I have included two versions of a great cookie. When I make the cowboy cookies, I make them BIG.
Simple Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup shortening, melted (can use butter)
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 1 3⁄4 cups oatmeal, uncooked
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
For Cowboy Cookies (add in)
- 3⁄4 cup sweetened coconut, flaked (reduce oatmeal by 1/4 cup) or 3⁄4 cup sweetened coconut, shredded (reduce oatmeal by 1/4 cup)
- 1⁄2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- To make Simple Oatmeal Cookies: Mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together in a large bowl.
- Stir in the remaining ingredients.
- Arrange by teaspoonfuls on unbuttered cookie sheets. Leave about 1 inch in between. They do spread a wee bit. Not too much though.
- Bake until the edges are brown, about 10-12 minutes.
- For Cowboy Cookies: Add in coconut and chocolate chips when you add in the rest of the ingredients (Step 3). Drop them by the FULL tablespoon on a cookie sheet. (Might have to "squish" them a bit) Bake for 14-17 minutes or until mostly brown.
These are wonderful cookies!!! My Papa and I love them so much that one batch is gone in a day!!!
Awesome cookies! I left out the raisins and wished I would have added more chocolate chips to replace them. Will make again, no questions asked!
These tasted very cinnamony, but I had a problem. Mine came out rather dry and caky, not moist and gooey, like the recipe and other reviews said. Didn't have molasses, so used honey instead and substituted 1/2 the sugar for dark brown. I also did not use raisins; not our favorite addition to cookies. Perhaps my oven was too hot; I don't have a thermometer but relied on the setting I'd placed on my oven's dial. Will definitely try them again and modify the heat. Thank you for posting!