One of the best oatmeal cookies I've ever tasted. A definite family favorite. They are fantastic without the optional nuts, raisins or chocolate. Photo by KC Cooker is how these cookies look when I bake them--fairly flat, chewy in the middle with crispy edges. Yum.....
- 1 cup shortening
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
- 1⁄2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup raisins (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Cream together shortening and sugars.
- Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.
- Sift together flour, salt and soda.
- Add to creamed mixture.
- Stir in oats slowly.
- Mix well. Add nuts, chips or raisins, if desired. Dough will be fairly stiff.
- Drop by heaping tablespoon on lightly greased cookie sheet. (I use a 4 teaspoon cookie scoop and press them down slightly before baking).
- Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Shame on me that I never reviewed these. I make them all the time. They are one of my go to oatmeal cookie recipes. I always get compliments and requests for the recipe. They make a thinner, crunchier cookie, and I like them best plain, w/ no nuts, raisins or chips. Came to the recipe today b/c I need a dessert for a kosher friend for a meat meal, and these are parve, an added bonus!
I may never make a different recipe! I added half a bag of chocolate chips (all I had) and they were great. Crispy edge, chewy middle - just like everyone says. No flavor overpowers another. Completely yummy.
ya these are good; I was tempted to tweek, as is my wont, but I resisted and am glad; I did place the dough in the 'fridge as I have found that chilled dough works better for me. And DO flatten them a bit, it's what gives the cookie a crispy outer edge and a soft chewy center. Yay Sharlene