Saturday, November 13, 2010

Fall Yumminess!

What do you love to do on a crisp fall day?

I love to bake something simple, that smells wonderful, to take the chill out of my home.

One of our favorite recipes, came from my mother. It is just for an oatmeal cookie. It makes just the right, crunchy amount of cookies for our family or to share with a few others. It is wonderful with a glass of milk, cup of coffee, or mug of hot cocoa!

I wish I could share some with you all! They are part of my childhood favorites! Here is the recipe:

Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. soda
1 cup flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup quick oats
1/2 cup shortening
6 Tbsp. brown sugar
6 Tbsp. sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup nuts or chocolate chips, optional

Add salt and soda to flour in sifter. Sift together into a bowl, set aside until needed. Place shortening in large mixing bowl; cream, add sugars a little at a time and cream after each addition until mixture is fluffy. Add egg to sugar and shortening mixture. Add vanilla. Beat mixture until egg and vanilla are well mixed. Add sifted ingredients; mix. Add oats, mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet (or use parchment paper). Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 13 min or until golden brown. Let cool 1 min. and transfer to wire rack. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.



Brenda Kula said...

I love to stroll the neighborhood or my garden and take photos.

Shelia said...

Oh, these cookies look so good and I love oatmeal ones! Yum.
Thanks for popping in to see me and your kind words.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

The smell is half of the taste - right?