Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate chips, raisins, cinnamon, and nutmeg were extras added on a recent rainy day...yum!
Chocolate chips, raisins, cinnamon, and nutmeg were extras added on a recent rainy day…yum!

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

Cream together
½ c granulated sugar
½ c packed brown sugar
½ c shortening

Mix in
1 egg
½ t vanilla

 

Stir in
2/3 c flour
½ t soda
½ t baking powder

Fold in
1 ½ c quick-cooking oatmeal

Optional fold-ins:
Chocolate chips, raisins, nuts, dried fruit

Drop in spoonfuls on baking sheet. Bake in 375-degree oven for 8-10 minutes.

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