Oatmeal Cookies

After enjoying oatmeal a few times last week, I realized it had been a long time since I made oatmeal cookies.  I’m not a huge raisin fan, so it’s often a cookie I avoid, but I figured I’d make ’em sans-raisin.  Never again will I wait so long to bake these– I forgot how simple and delicious they are!  I did a few plain, a few with chocolate chips, and a few with peanut butter chips– this is a great cookie to add literally anything to, but the base alone is delicious enough!

You will need:

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

3/4 cup vegetable shortening

1/4 cup water

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 cups old fashioned oats

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

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Pre-heat your oven to 350.  Combine your sugars, water, vanilla, eggs, and shortening.  In a small bowl,combine flour, oats, and baking soda.  Once mixed, add to wet mixture and combine completely.  Add whatever you’d like to your cookies (3/4 cups chocolate chips, some raisins, peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips, whatever you’re in the mood for– they all go great!) Spoon batter on to cookie sheet, and bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown on the edges.  Allow to cool for a few minutes before moving to wire sheet to cool completely.

I was really pleasantly surprised with how much I loved these, not overwhelmingly sweet, and such a perfect little cookie!

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3 thoughts on “Oatmeal Cookies

  1. elisebakes says:

    These look delicious!

  2. Oatmeal cookies have always been a favorite of mine!

  3. I made a failure of oatmeal cookies earlier this week and now I am kicking myself for not noticing THESE.

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