I finally got a new hand mixer after having been without one for a year and a half and what better way to break it in than by making some cookies! I tagged this recipe when going through my cookbooks because I thought it sounded similar to my favorite cookies and I’m a sucker for oatmeal. Well it turns out it’s one ingredient shy of my favorite cookies! They turned out very yummy as usual and I could eat probably a dozen in one day. Trust me they are that good! I really have eaten six in one day, what can I say I was nursing and needed the extra calories. Hmmm…I think I could still eat that many and am not nursing any longer. Houston we have a problem!! Our son loved them too! He wouldn't take a second bite of daddy's chocolate chip cookies but has fits for mine!!:)
I use half old fashioned oats and half quick cooking oats for different texture. I also only used ½ c of pecans and no raisins. This was my first time to use pecans and they were a good addition. But if you don’t have any trust me they are just as good without. I roll into logs on wax paper and store half in the fridge and half in the freezer to be a quick indulgent snack every now and then or maybe every other day!
Recipe taken from - W.M.U Centennial Cookbook (1988)
1 c Crisco
1 c brown sugar, packed
1 c white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 ½ c flour
1 tsp salt
3 c uncooked oats
1 c pecans and/or raisins
Mix first 5 ingredients. Add dry ingredients, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Bake at 350 for about 12 minutes.
Please give these yummy cookies a try. Either this version or my favorite cookie version!