This is my favorite oatmeal recipe that was passed down to me from my grandma when I was a little girl. I entered 4-H food competitions with this recipe and did pretty well!
It’s a simple recipe that the whole family will enjoy! I like mine plain, my husband likes his with chocolate chips and my Papa likes his with raisins. I’ve also added pecans, walnuts or M&Ms in the past.
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, mix 1 cup of sugar, 1cup of brown sugar and 1 cup of shortening.
Next, add in 2 eggs and 1tsp of vanilla.
Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Pour in about half a cup at a time. Next, you will fold in 3 cups of oats.
If you like your oatmeal cookies plain then you can skip this next step! Add-ins will be added last. Today I added 1 cup of chocolate chips, at my husband’s request. Like I said before, pecans, walnuts, raisins, M&Ms or chocolate chips can all be added. I add about 1 cup to 1.5 cups.
Your dough is now ready! This is what mine looks like… YUMMY
Spoon dough onto a cookie sheet about 1-1.5 inches apart.
And cook for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown!
I place mine on a cookie rack for about 5 minutes before serving.
See that was easy! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!
Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
Pre-time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10-12 minutes
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup shortening
1 tsp vanilla
1 ½ c flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
3 cup oats- instant
*optional- 1 cup chocolate chips, pecans or raisins
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, mix sugar, brown sugar and shortening until creamy.
Step 3: Add in eggs and vanilla
Step 4: In another medium size mixing bowl, sift flour and add in baking soda and salt.
Step 5: Add dry mix to creamed mixture, ½ cup at a time.
Step 6: Fold in oats, 1 cup at a time
Step 7: Add chocolate chips or pecans
Step 8: Spray cookie sheet with Pam or line cookie sheet with foil
Step 9: Spoon dough onto cookie sheet, about 1-1 ½ apart.
Step 10: Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.