Did you remember your neighbors this season? I’ve had some questionable neighbors in the past, so I really appreciate kind neighbors. Having thoughtful neighbors means living in peace. I want to show them how much I value them, by giving them some cookies. It’s inexpensive, plus I make enough for us to enjoy, too. One of our favorites is Oatmeal cookies. The full recipe is below.
First I cream the shortening, white and brown sugars. Then I mix in the egg and vanilla.
I combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Then add it slowly to the batter, until it’s well blended. By this time, I have to switch from the mixer to a wooden spoon.
Then I mix in the oats and raisins. I’m hand kneading in this step.
Roll them into balls, and bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes.
Once they cooled, I put them into some Christmas bags I had, and I’m off to play “Santa”.
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup raisins
Cream together shortening, white sugar, and brown sugar. Mix in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into the batter until well blended. Mix in oats & raisins. Roll dough into balls, place 2″ apart on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees, for about 12 minutes.