Amazing so yummy Oatmeal cookies for lunch box’s or after chore snacks. My hubby is really liking that my mom likes to make cookies, its not something that I tend to make a lot of.. they are more a treat then not. I make muffin’s, loafs, Cakes and such to have in the house at pretty much all times.
Cookies.. not so much but last week he got mom’s favorite cookies called Rocks, a nut-raisin filled not so sweet cookie.. This time I made Oatmeal Cookies, I about cried at the amount of fat and sugar in these. I had to cut the sugar down by half a cup.. and I will not lie I would like to see if I could remove some of the fat and replace with apple sauce and see how close I could keep the cookie the same in texture and taste. I will give you the full recipe, but note I lowered the brown sugar by half a cup with no issues.
None the less, at least it has five an half cups worth of old fashioned oatmeal in there..
Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
- 1 cup of butter
- 1 cup of lard
- 2 cups brown Sugar
- 2 large eggs or 3 medium eggs
- 2 cups of flour
- 5 an half cups of oatmeal
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking soda
Preheat your oven till 350.
Mix the butter and lard together and cream it well, then add brown sugar and blend together till fluffy, then add eggs and repeat..
Then add the flour, salt, baking soda and the oatmeal, it will be a hard stir at first but keep going, it will pull together.. if its to dry, add one tsp of water at a time and then mix well again till you get a stick together dough.. I included a picture of the dough when it was ready so you can see it once it comes together right 🙂
Two ways to prepare them, as seen in my photo, drop by teaspoon full on your baking sheet, slightly flatten and bake for 8 to 10 min till golden brown on the edges, cool and move off baking trays to cool on wire trays or counter.
Or drop by Tbsp, take a small glass cup.. dip the bottom in sugar and press the cookie out flatter and with a sugar top, bake 6 to 8 min till golden brown on the edges of the cookie.. you will get a much crispier drier cookie this way.
Both ways are good.. but a different result with the same dough 🙂