Monday, September 1, 2008

Cookies!

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
DIRECTIONS:
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.

14 comments:

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!

Candy said...

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

Candy

~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