This is a small batch recipe from my mom Julia McKinstry, née Griswold’s, 1950’s home-ec class at Bellevue High School. For years, we’ve been turning these out for a quick treat or to round out a lunch bag.
Listen: “Ford Econoline” by Nanci Griffith
Sip: Cazar Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, a nice hot cup of Tazo Passion tea, or of course ye olde traditional glass of milk for dunking
½ c granulated sugar
½ c packed brown sugar
½ c shortening
½ t vanilla
2/3 c flour
½ t soda
½ t baking powder
1 ½ c quick-cooking oatmeal
Chocolate chips, raisins, nuts, dried fruit
Drop in spoonfuls on baking sheet. Bake in 375-degree oven for 8-10 minutes.