July 13, 2012

Fanny's Chewy Oatmeal Cookie Recipe


Wow I've not been blogging much.  Working full-time puts a major crimp in my playtime.  OBVIOUSLY.  How appropriate to start a post after having been gone so long, whining with the "y" part of PRISSy aka yatayatayata.

and now for the point to my story....

Recently, I LOST a favorite recipe of mine.  It was on a 3x5 recipe card.  It was ancient and I mean ancient.  Distressed and antiqued to perfection including watermarks and stains from being out on the counter next the bowl while cooking.  This recipe card is so old the ink (not pencil, INK) on the card is fading.  This also makes it one-of-a-kind.  Imagine my distress when I realized I had misplaced it?  It also just happened to be MY favorite Oatmeal Cookie recipe EVER.  I really have never found a recipe to match this one.  I was so excited when I found the card today whilst cleaning a cupboard.  Go figure?  I decided to make a post about it to share with you all my devoted blog followers and also for selfish reasons.  If I ever lose the card again I an refer back to this post.

I thought I'd share this favorite recipe as a hello back and thanks for sticking with me.   Leave a comment to let me know you and I are alive? 

This is my (maternal)  grandmother, Fanny's recipes.  I loved her so much.  Maybe I'll do a post about her one day.  Her life is so fascinating I couldn't do it justice with just a mention today.  So more on her later.


Fanny's Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Seriously, I'm not lying these are the best Oatmeal Cookies EVER

Preheat oven 350

1 cup sifted flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 shortening (Crisco)
1 1/3 Cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups of uncooked oats
1 cup raisins 

Sift dry ingredients
Add shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla
Beat until smooth (approx 2 min)
Stir in oats and raisins
Drop on greased cookie sheets
12-15 min
Makes about 3.5 dozen (and I'm not kidding)

Cooks Tip No. 1: Optional, add 1 cup of butterscotch chips for 'oatmeal scotchy' version.  
Cooks Tip No. 2: Add a crust of bread to the cookie jar your cookies will keep their just baked texture (soft/moist/chewy) for entire shelf life.  I've done this for years and I don't know why this works but it does.  Funny, my husband uses this tip now too.  It made me chuckle to go to the cookie jar and see a crust of bread in the jar that he put there.  

If you do try this recipe come on back and leave a comment and let me know how you liked them!!!

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M!ss Pr!ssy


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