17 February 2009


There's was a lot of talk at my work this morning about the best cookies, and all I could think about was my favorite oatmeal cookies. Hot out of the oven with a steamy cup of tea.

Years ago I read an article in the cooking section of our local newspaper. A reader was looking for a cookie recipe that tasted like Dad's Oatmeal Cookies. Apparently a friend of hers had made some but wouldn't share her family's secret recipe. Well, the editor or writer of this column found this recipe and it's been my favorite ever since.

So I hauled out my new beast and whipped up and batch and thought I would share some.

Dad's Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 cp shortening
1/2 cup margarine
1 cp white sugar
1/2 cp brown sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp molasses
1 tsp vanilla
1 cp coconut
1-1/2 cp rolled oats
1-1/2 cps flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1-1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt

Cream together shortening, margarine, and sugars till fluffy. Stir in beaten egg. Stir in molasses and vanilla. Add sifted dry ingredients. Stir in coconut and oats. Mix well. Roll in 1" balls or drop by spoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet.
Bake in a 300 degree oven for about 12 minutes till nicely browned and flattened.
Makes about six dozen.

Yes you read that right 300 for 12 minutes. Low and slow.

1 comment:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Great now that song is stuck in my head!