Nancy's Oatmeal Cookies

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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 20
YIELD: 20 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Nancy's note's on Oatmeal cookies; they are called Melanie's Breakfast Scottish Oat Cakes.
  • Cream together 2/3 cups butter, 2/3 cups shortening, 1 cup brown sugar.
  • 3 cups oatmeal (quick oats work best).
  • 1 cup all purpose flour.
  • 1 cup oat flour.
  • 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking soda.
  • Work the dough until just mixed and crumbly. Add 1/4 to 1/3 Celsius water slowly as needed and keep mixing a few minutes more until dough comes together in a solid mass, not too dry (where it crumbles from the spoon) and not to wet and sticky.
  • (note: the water is important to the crispiness of the oat cakes. If the dough is too wet, add a little more flour rather than omit the water.).
  • Scoop the dough by large tablespoons (1 oz. to 2 oz. portions) onto ungreased cookie sheet. Press flat with fingers to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Bake at 350 - 375 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes until golden. Cool briefly and use a spatula to move oatcakes to a cooling rack.
  • This recipe makes about 40 small or 20 large oatcakes. Store in a tin to keep crisp.
  • Note from Nancy - I rolled the dough into about 1.5" balls and then pressed them flat. I also think the recipe needs more salt. I put in 1/2 teaspoons.
  • See you in TX next year!
  • Nancy Nieser.
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