One of the very first memories that I have is of making oatmeal, raisin, chocolate chip cookies with my dad. I remember it being nighttime and sitting on the counter with dad stirring in the ingredients. He always let me lick the bowl which I loved! I still love oatmeal cookies and especially the dough. I’m such a big believer in cooking with your children. It’s the perfect opportunity to do nothing but talk. There is a special bond in creating things together. I know it can sometimes be annoying because things get spilled or the process takes twice as long, but please try it. Your kids want to help and you are teaching them a skill that they will need later in life. In fact it can help with math, science, home economics and it certainly can help your relationship with them.
This recipe was given to me by our first landlord. I was pregnant with P and had been so sick. When I was finally better I really wanted a fantastic oatmeal cookie recipe. Crisp on the outside and gooey in the middle. Adele gave me this recipe and it is my forever favorite.
Is Oatmeal Gluten Free?
Yes, non-contaminated, pure oats are gluten-free.
Is Oatmeal Good For You?
Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth.
Oats are a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants.
Oats and oatmeal have many health benefits.
Oatmeal is good for weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and a reduced risk of heart disease.
How Long Will Oatmeal Cookies Keep?
Freshly baked oatmeal cookies will last for about 2 to 3 weeks at normal room temperature and stored in an airtight container.
Yield: 1 batch
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Recipe from Adele
1 1/2 Cups Flour
1 Teaspoon Soda
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
3/4 Cup Shortening
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Milk
3 Cups Oatmeal
1 Cup Raisins
1/2-1 Cup Chocolate chips
Heat the oven to 350
Mix together the shortening and sugars until smooth.
Add the milk and mix until well combined.
Stir in the dry ingredients until just combined.
Add the oatmeal, raisins and chocolate chips and fold until well incorporated.