We are iced in here at Casa Weasel. Day Two of no school, so Dots and I decided to bake cookies!
These oatmeal cookies were favorites of my sister and brother and me growing up, and they are also much beloved by my children. Dots also insisted that we make them last weekend when we were hosting our mother/daughter book club here because they are always a huge hit with her friends as well.
One thing I love about this recipe is I usually have all the ingredients on hand
My mother sent me the recipe when I was newly married
The dough is refrigerated in rolls wrapped in waxed paper
One recipe makes 2-3 rolls like this
After the dough is chilled, you simply slice and bake - very easy and much quicker than drop cookies. I use the convection setting on my oven and bake three cookie sheets at one time
1 cup Crisco shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1½ cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups quick-cooking Quaker Oats (sometimes I use regular Quaker Oats if that is what I have on hand and I can't tell any difference)
Cream shortening and sugars then adds eggs and vanilla. Sift together flour, salt and soda then add to mixing bowl. Stir in oats.
Form dough into rolls. Wrap in waxed paper and chill thoroughly. Slice and bake 10 minutes at 350° (325° for convection).
Makes approximately 8 dozen cookies.
***Someone asked if I thought she could substitute butter for the Crisco. Absolutely! The cookies will just be flatter.***
Married for 27 years to Robert, three kids: Will (23), Vivian (20) and Dots (17) ~~~~
Majored in mathematics at SMU, taught elementary school for six years before Will was born, currently tutoring math ~~~~
Things I enjoy: playing duplicate bridge, working NY Times crossword puzzles, reading good books, entertaining, visiting with friends, planning trips, traveling, playing board games, spending time with family, cooking, keeping up with old friends ~~~ happy to correspond with other parents about raising a child with special needs
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