Monday, March 10, 2008

For the guys
--Famous Oatmeal Cookies

Famous Oatmeal Cookies
Best Recipes From the Backs of Bottles, Cans, and Jars Copyright 1979, 1981, 1982

¾ cup shortening, soft I used butter-flavored shortening
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 egg
¼ cup water
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking soda
3 cups uncooked Quaker Oats
I added some milk chocolate chips.

Beat together shortening, sugars, egg, water and vanilla until creamy. Sift together flour, salt and soda; add to creamed mixture; blend. Stir in oats. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Makes 5 dozen cookies. I made mine bigger and got 3 dozen. I baked them on parchment.

I don't know what got into me yesterday. I made a baked stew for tonight (I can't wait), a batch of venison sausage patties for later in the week (and for the freezer), a loaf of bread in the bread machine, a birthday cake for two co-workers, waffles for my husband's breakfast this week and these cookies. That was all done in the second part of the day.

Phew! I was exhausted. I had no trouble falling asleep even with the time change but getting up and getting going this morning was a different story. My son was definitely confused but try explaining Daylight Saving Time to a 4-year-old. Heck, someone please explain it to me. I don't get it. It's just painful.

I had to make the cookies because the guys were disappointed that the cake wasn't for them and they were expecting something. These were easy to mix up and quite delicious too. I would definitely make this recipe again.

Blast From The Past: Wholesome Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from October 2005. They used to be my favorite oatmeal cookies but I think they've just been replaced.

Question of the Day: Do you live in an area that observes Daylight Saving Time? Do you find it helpful?


Randi said...

I love daylight saving time. In the summer, its light until 10pm. I'm glad it was moved up this year. I dont like how dark it gets in November though. I love the sun!! I used to live in AZ and we never touched the clock, I always found that weird.

ThursdayNext said...

I love that we have more daylight, but losing the hour in the spring makes me cranky for the day! :)

Anonymous said...

It's okay by me. I do like that's it's a little dark when I take the DGDs to the school bus stop. Me in crumpled clothes, tacky sweat jacket (if needed), bird nest hair and no makeup - it's a good thing!


Wanda said...

Dang, Jan - that's what I look like at high noon on main street, every day of the world!

I'm not sure how I feel about DST. Now that we have no children to get ready for school in the mornings, and debate bedtimes with at night, I don't see too many hassles with it for us. I do enjoy the extra hour of daylight in the evenings.

Heather said...

I only like it in the fall when we get the extra hour.