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
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?