Sunday, July 10, 2011

oops...sunday sweets was going to be holiday treats and now juts a week late! Oatmeal cookies.

Nothing particularly festive but an oatmeal cookie has to be an American classic! Easy but so delish! I loved these ones because they were fast to make and really just the kind of cookie I like...Soft, chewy, and plenty of variations available. Another reason I made these was my last few treats were citrus and I wanted chocolate but nothing too heavy.

So...I meant to post this Sunday then Monday the fourth but then I ended up having to last min rush and do some things for girls camp before work Tues, then girls camp til Friday then worked Saturday and nearly crashed so here we are! I am sorry so there will be double posts...Sorry again but give these cookies a try. They are tasty.

Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
3 cups quick oats
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1/2 cup raisins or chocolate chips (or CRAISINS! YUM)

*I did chocolate chips and added closer to two cups...just eyeball it. I also skipped the nuts, they just aren't my thing in a cookie. And if you wanted a less spiced flavor just cut the cinnamon and nutmeg in half.

Preheat oven to 400
Cream together shortening brown sugar, and eggs till light and fluffy; stir in buttermilk. In a separate bowl mix together dry ingredients; stir into creamed mixture.  Stir in rolled sated, nuts and raisins. Drop from table spoon 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. cook about 8 minutes. Cool slightly, remove from pan.

1 comment:

  1. Oatmeal cookies are my husband's favorite! The buttermilk caught my attention, as I have used it in cakes but never cookies. I will have to give it a try...thanks for sharing!