|Grandma's Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies|
We are headed to a fall festival this evening and I signed up to bring some cookies.
There is nothing better than an old fashioned recipe with lots of beautiful memories attached. That is the case with my Grandmother's old fashioned oatmeal cookies.
They are great!
You can double the recipe if you like. When doubling the recipe, I add an extra 1/4 cup of flour for a total of 2 1/4 cups.
My recipe is packed away, but I had my mom bring a copy when she was here several weeks ago. I've been making them since; we all love them. Hubby eats them with a big glass of milk; I like mine with a cup of tea.
Grandma's Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1 C Flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C white granulated sugar
1/2 C shortening
1 Tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 C oatmeal (old fashioned)
- Combine flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a small bowl; set aside
- Cream sugars and shortening until well incorporated and fluffy
- Add egg, water and vanilla; mix
- Gradually beat in flour mixture until combined
- Fold in oats
- Shape into small balls (I use a scoop) and place on cookie sheet
- Press down with base of glass dipped in granulated sugar
- Sprinkle tops of cookie with additional sugar if desired
- Bake for 10 - 15 minutes; I cook mine for 10 min. and 30 sec. they are cooked through, but will be chewy.
- Leave on baking sheet for 1 - 2 minutes
- Remove to cooling rack