Mama Bear's Porridge (Oatmeal) Cookies

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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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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

How to Make Mama Bear's Porridge (Oatmeal) Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º 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.

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About Mama Bear's Porridge (Oatmeal) Cookies

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


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