Mama Bear's Porridge (Oatmeal) Cookies

Olivia R

By
@Cornichons

This recipe was one of the first recipes I ever made by myself, when I was a wee little munchkin. It was on the back of one of my favorite children's picture books: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, illustrated by Jim Aylesworth. (If you haven't heard of him, go out and buy all his books, no matter how old you are! You will not regret it.) I've tried many other oatmeal-cookie recipes since then, and have always returned to this old tried-and-true and well loved recipe. :)


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Rating:

Serves:

40 cookies

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/4 c
flour
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
1 tsp
cinnamon
3/4 tsp
salt
3 c
rolled oats
1/4 c
butter (with this amount of butter, cookies will be light and crunchy. for moister, richer, and chewier cookies, use 3/4 cup of butter.)
1 c
dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c
white sugar
1
egg
1/4 c
milk
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat the oven to 350ยบ F. Grease two cookie sheets.
2
Sift the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt into a big bowl. Add the oats and mix well.
3
Beat together the butter, brown and white sugar, egg, milk, and vanilla extract in another bowl. Add the sugar mixture to the flour and oatmeal mixture, and mix until all ingredients are moist.
4
Fold into the well-mixed batter: 1 cup of raisins, and 1/2 cup walnuts. (For variations, you can mix and match the same amounts of coconut, peanuts, and/or chocolate chips.)
5
Drop mixture by tablespoons onto greased cookie sheets. Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Makes 40 cookies.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids