Sunday, February 28, 2010
Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
3/4 c shortening
1 c brown sugar
1/2 c white sugar
1/4 c water
1 tsp vanilla
3 c uncooked oats
1 c flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
Cream shortening, sugars, egg, water, and vanilla.
Add dry ingredients and mix well.
Add assorted baking chips (milk chocolate and butterscotch shown above) and/or raisins.
Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes.
Makes about 5 dozen.
Comments from the cook: When my older brother was in cub scouts, my mom discovered this oatmeal cookie recipe in the Bear Cub handbook. It has always been her go-to oatmeal cookie recipe, and was a household favorite when we were growing up.
I prefer to use milk chocolate chips and butterscotch chips (and raisins in the ones that are JUST FOR ME - Brian hates them). If that combo doesn't suit you, try my mom's style out. She uses Craisins, white chocolate chips and coconut. Tasty!
Original recipe courtesy of the Bear Cub handbook.