This is an old recipe for an old classic. Comes to me from a German Baptist woman. True to the style of baking, this is a very simple cookie and, of course, very delicious. Rachel made some of these for her sister who just recently had her first baby. Rachel froze the dough so my sister and brother-in-law could take it out of the freezer and bake off cookies at their convenience. Rachel added 1 cup of chocolate chips (yum) to the mix and also 1 cup of raisins (I say why ruin a perfectly good cookie by adding raisins, but that's just me!). Below are some photos of the batter and the cookies as they are going into the oven.
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1½ c white flour
- 1 teaspoon soda
- dash of salt
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 1 cup raisins (optional)
- 1 cup chocolate chips (optional)
- Cream shortening and sugars till fluffy.
- Then add in egg and vanilla.
- Stir well.
- In a separate bowl mix flour, soda, salt, and oatmeal.
- Mix well.
- Combine thoroughly with the shortening-sugar and mixture.
- Drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 for 15 mins.
Drop b y teaspoon onto cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 15 mins.
These look yummy! I'm going to try them today.