Liz's FAMOUS Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Fanny's Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
The Most Bestest Oatmeal Cookie Ever
Chewy Oatmeal Cookies (original name before I changed it, I can do that you know because its my families SECRET recipe. It my creative license OKAYEE?)
I finally settled on this name because it captured the essence.
Now onto the good stuff
Fanny's Heirloom CHEWY Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Scotchy Cookies
1 cup sifted flour
3/4 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon (I used 1 1/4 tsp of cake spice which contains both cinnamon and nutmeg and other spices. To me its easier than measuring out each separately)
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 cup shortening soft (I used butter flavored Crisco, I think it adds something)
1 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups uncooked oats
1 cup raisins
1 cup of chopped pecans
1 pkg of Nestles butterscotch chips
Sift together the dry ingredients. Add shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Beat until smooth (about 2 minutes). Stir in oats and raisins. Drop by heaping tsps onto greased baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven (350) for 12-16 minutes. Makes approximately 3 1/2 dozen.
TIPS: I set the timer for 6 minutes and then switch the pans on the shelves in the ovens. Don't overcook. 12 minutes is about right even though the recipe calls for 12-16 minutes. The original recipe called for raisins only. The addition of pecans and the butterscotch chips are mine. All of those items are optional. You can also use cranraisins but I'd omit the butterscotch chips if you do.
TIP OF THE CENTURY: When storing your cookies, did you know that if you put 1/4-1/2 piece of bread in your cookie jar with the cookies they will stay as fresh and chewy as first day you baked them? Try it. It works
Second TIP OF THE CENTURY: Use good baking sheets. Who knew?
BEFORE (See my new cookie sheets from Costco? I have to tell you... invest in quality baking sheets (these were only $14.00 for three, one half sheet and a lid was included). All these years I thought my signature style of BURNT was all my fault. It was just how I rolled (no pun). Turns out my cookie sheet were shit. This batch of cookies .... PERFECTION
Touch them and you die. ROFL and shhhhh don't tell anyone this recipe because it's SECRET.