Fran's StoryThis recipe is the original one off the Quaker Oats box. I thought I'd post it since it's my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe, plus I haven't seen it on an oatmeal box in quite some time.
It took awhile for me to figure out why I liked these cookies so much, then I realized that they have NO CINNAMON in them! Not that you couldn't add some, but that was the difference.
Homemade oatmeal cookies... a pleasure from my childhood to yours. Got milk? =^..^=
brown sugar, packed
OPTIONS, ADJUST AMOUNTS TO TASTE OR USE ANY COMBINATION
raisins, more or less
craisins (cranberry raisins)
chocolate or butterscotch chips
2Put the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda, and oatmeal) in a medium bowl. Mix together well.
3NOTE: I mix the ingredients in this recipe by hand, using the large meat fork from my cutlery set. After years of it taking up space in my drawer, it gets used several times a week now. This photo shows the meat fork next to a regular dinner fork. If you've got one, use it!
4Put the rest of the ingredients (Crisco, brown sugar, white sugar, egg, water, and vanilla) in a larger bowl. Mix together well.
6Add any optional ingredients you like. In my family, some like plain oatmeal cookies and others like raisins, so I make the plain ones first, then stir in a few raisins to finish out the baking. (I've also been known to separate the cookie dough into separate bowls & add a little bit of different extras to each bowl.) Make them any way you like. Cookies should be fun! =^..^=
7Drop with a teaspoon (or a small scoop) on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 7-10 minutes, depending on how soft or crunchy you like your oatmeal cookies.
About this Recipe
Bam Carle Bambic - Jul 8, 2012
One thing I like to do, especially at Christmas-time, is to add about 1 and 1/2 tsp. of almond extract.
And then also roll the cookie in regular sugar---they come out like light, crunchy, and melt in your mouth!
Fran Miller TchrLdy71 - Jul 8, 2012
Mmmm, that sounds really good. Do you omit the vanilla extract when you add the almond extract? =^..^=
Bam Carle Bambic - Jul 9, 2012
I did once, but they seemed to lack a "full flavor", so I think the vanilla is necessary to sort of balance it out. I guess you could try it both ways to see what you think. :)
Fran Miller TchrLdy71 - Jul 9, 2012
Thanks for letting us know. =^..^=
Dana Wright DanaK923 - Jul 27, 2012
I made my dad some of these cookies with Splenda Mix and he said those were the best cookies yet. Thanks for sharing.