Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Oatmeal Cookie Monday

I decided that I would try to be "healthy" and make oatmeal raisin cookies instead of chocolate chip cookies which were really calling to me.  I added all of the liquid ingredients to the mixer and creamed them.  I am normally not patient enough for the shortening to cream but my son pulled me away to do something else while the mixer was doing all the work.  I came back to find a nice smooth mixture.  I added the dry ingredients including the oats.  I accidentally bought original oats the last time I was at the store so this is with the regular oats even though my mom's recipe calls for quick oats.  I am sure that I understand the difference except that these are whole and not broken up.  The cookies tasted fine so I guess I am not that worried.  can you tell that I used the wrong oats?

Then I replumped the raisins.  I usually skip the raisins but my son has been eating raisins lately so I thought that I try them to add a little more "health" factor to the cookies.  Gotta love the Internet, it said to microwave some water and stick the raisins in for 5 minutes so I did.

Then I started baking... testing one out of each batch just to make sure.  I really should have eaten a better breakfast but the cookies were super yummy.  Let me know if you want me to save you one :)
If you would like to make some for yourself, please follow my mom's secret family recipe listed below :)

Oatmeal Cookies

3/4 c vegetable shortening
1 c brown sugar
1/2 c sugar
1 egg
1/4 c water
1 tsp vanilla

Beat above ingredients until creamy.

3 c oats
1 c flour
1/2 tsp baking soda

Mix ingredients and add to creamy mixture.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.

Hope you like them :)

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