Monday, September 1, 2008


I can't believe summer is almost over. I don't want it to go away but then I really enjoy fall. The leaves changing, the cool weather, the fall clothes...a wonderful time of year. Oh yeah, and school starts again too - that isn't one of my favorites - but oh well.
Anyway, here is a new cookie recipe I made over the weekend. My family and I enjoyed them, new cookie recipes are always fun to try. With a glass of cold milk these cookies are yummo!

"Quaker Oatmeal Cookies"(thanks Rachelle)
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Heat oven to 350°F.In large bowl, beat brown sugar, shortening and granulated sugar until creamy. Add egg, water and vanilla; beat well. Add combined oats, flour, salt and baking soda; mix well.Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered. Add 1 cup of any one or a combination of any of the following ingredients to basic cookie dough: raisins, chopped nuts, chocolate chips or shredded coconut.


OhioMom said...

My youngest son's favorite cookie, always on his "request list" in the cool months.

Your family is very lucky that you love to bake :)

Barbara Bakes said...

Summer went by too fast. Good luck in school this year. The cookies look delicious. I like the idea of adding cocount.

Lucy said...

What's not to love? Yummy!!

Loving your chalk drawing too ;-)

Rachelle said...

Yum! I think I need to make more, you know so my Husband can have some this time. He was out of town when I made them ;) *wink haha

Cooking and the City said...

Yum Priscilla, I never have much luck with cookies or biscuits as we call them in Aus. your delicious looking cookies make me want to try again! :-)

Rebekah said...

yummy! I love oatmeal...just had to make a loaf of zucchini bread to satisfy the urge (for sweets and a nutmeg/cinnamon combo)

Jenny said...

Your cookies look superb Priscilla! Have a great week!

Jessica said...

I don't normally make oatmeal cookies because they almost always call for raisins (which I dislike!) but this recipe looks great! I'll have to try it out.

Theresa said...

Oatmeal cookies. Yummy!!! I haven't had them in a long time. I guess I need to get in the kitchen!

Anonymous said...

I'm with you, I wish summer could last all year! These cookies look like blue ribbon winners.


~Priscilla~ said...

OhioMom - i think this would be on my request list too! thank you, my family does enjoy all the stuff i bake!

Barbara - summer went by way tooo fast, thanks for the well wishes!

Lucy - they were really good....i think that chalk drawing is kinda cute....:)

Rachelle - yup, you probably should make some more!!:)

Dell - that's too bad, hopefully you can make some cookies soon!

Rebekah - oatmeal is the best in cookies and that zucchini bread sounds really good.

Jenny - thanks so much!! They were so good.

Jessica - i know, raisins in oatmeal cookies are just "ok". i'll take chocolate chips instead any day!!

Theresa - yes!! everyone needs oatmeal cookies!

Candy - i wish sumemr could last all year too, but i do enjoy fall. thanks for stopping by!

Lucy said...

Hope you had a great day in school ;-)

Stephanie said...

Priscilla - I got that cookbook in the mail today. I love it! I'm going to have so much fun with it, I already have chosen the first recipe I'm going to make and everything! Thanks for that great giveaway. :-)

Rosie said...

Priscilla your cookies look wonderful and yummy!! Love that pic in chalk :)

Rosie x