Thursday, December 10, 2009

Grandma's Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies


When I first finished baking these cookies and placed them all in my tupperware container, my husband looked at me and wondered who was going to eat all these cookies. This recipe must have made 4 to 5 dozen! That is a lot of cookies considering that my son doesn't care for oatmeal cookies and it would just be me and my husband eating these. Well, not to worry - these were gone in a few days! We literally could not stop eating these. Once you start munching on these, it's all over!!! They are one of the best oatmeal cookies I've ever had. These were so soft and chewy - and believe me I've made many a cookie so hard you could bang them against the wall! Not these. I found the originial recipe in a Favorite Brand Name Cookbook Series. It's titled Incredibly Easy Cookies. My husband spotted this book as we were checking out at TJ Maxx.....they "conveniently" place them right near the cashier. The price was right so how could we resist!

I changed the original recipe a bit by omitting raisins and adding craisins instead. I also added a cup of chopped walnuts and a cup of white chocolate chips. I subbed the 2 cups of white sugar for 1 cup white and 1 cup dark brown sugar. I think that softened these up even more. I hope you give this a try if you enjoy oatmeal cookies. So easy and good!!!!

2 cups sugar
1 cup shortening
2 eggs
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 cups uncooked old fashioned oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup raisins (I omitted these)

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease cookie sheets.
Beat sugar and shortening in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until mixture is light and fluffy.
Combine flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in separate bowl. Beat into shortening mixture, 1/3 at a time, alternating with buttermilk until well blended. Stir in raisins.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly on cookie sheets. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Serve at room temperature in airtight containers.

23 comments:

Palidor said...

No wonder they were gone in a few days! They look fabulous. I love moist, chewy oatmeal cookies.

George Gaston said...

Debbie, what a terrific recipe. I don't think I have ever seen an Oatmeal Coolie recipe using buttermilk. I bet that does add a twist in taste, as well as moistutre. Many thanks...

Amanda said...

Any recipe that has "Grandma's" in it is destined to be good! :)

Ingrid said...

I think it was your adaptions that really made these cookies!
~ingrid

Sophie said...

oooooh,..these cookies look incredible !!!
i so love them! Yum!

I love the buttermilk in here!

Judy said...

Your photo makes my mouth water. These cookies look fabulous, I must put them on my baking list.

Jenn said...

I love oatmeal cookies. I love oatmeal in general. Pass some down would ya??

Mary said...

Debbie, these sound wonderful. The fact that they "disappeared" is proof that they are. What a great recipe.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Yum! I see why these went so fast. They sounds great :) I'm loving the idea of putting craisins into the cookies...delicious :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Those sound wonderful--I love that you use buttermilk.

Cheryl said...

Ohh yeah we are an Oatmeal Loving Family and I adore Craisins! What a great recipe!

teresa said...

mmm, i haven't had a good oatmeal cookie in a long time!

Joyce said...

You certainly put your own spin on this one with all those delicious additions:) I have to comment on your last post that I am usually not a fan of food network desserts unless the person has a pastry background. Your other cake sounds so much better.
Joyce

Pam said...

I love simple oatmeal cookies without raisins - these sound so delicious.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

These look so big and thick and delicious! I love your additions - white chocolate and walnuts - how yummy!

Katherine Aucoin said...

These are one of my favs and I would have put them all in my purse and hauled butt out of there!

They look that could that i would steal them - lol

Kerstin said...

Mmm, these sound great. Oatmeal cookies are my hubby's favorites and I should make some for him!

Emily said...

Wow, you've sold me on them! I love oatmeal cookies!

Katy ~ said...

Debbie, I LUV LUV LUV oatmeal cookies; they have to be in my top five favorites of all time. I'm going to have to try these, They sound so very very good!

Monica H said...

Oatmeal cookies are some of my favorites- these sound like they are chock full of goodies inside too!

The Blonde Duck said...

These still look great days later!

Natashya Kitchen Puppies said...

Mmm, oatmeal cookies are my favourite!

Bridgett said...

Looks and sounds delicious. Anything from a grandma's kitchen is worth the time to make.