I’m about to share a secret with all of you. I happen to be in possession of the world’s best oatmeal cookie recipe and I’m going to let you take a gander at it. Today. Right now. Your life will change thanks to my great-grandmother and you will be bowing at my feet and thanking me for filling your tummy with deliciousness. Ok, maybe I’m being a tad dramatic, but these are some delicious cookies! It’s a family recipe that my mother always made for us growing up, and I just recently revisited them and had to share. Enjoy!
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup shortening (butter flavor)
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
(I never said this recipe was healthy. But I did say it was delicious.)
Cream shortening and sugars. Add eggs and blend. Combine dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Add water and vanilla to help combine. Stir in oatmeal (can add nuts or raisins if desired).
(Stop. At this point, eat some of the dough. It’s tastiness rivals the cookies.)
Drop by tablespoon full onto cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Shove in your mouth and enjoy. :)
I think the brown sugar and vanilla really make this cookie. Or maybe it’s the shortening. My mom says that the shortening holds the cookie together much better than using real butter. And really, what’s a cookie without a ton of sugar and a fat-based processed product? Yummy.