Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

 

 

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Let's get started! First make sure you have all the proper utensils and ingredients. The last thing you need is a trip to the store in the middle of a batch of cookies. 

Oatmeal Cookie Ingredients

Oatmeal Cookie Ingredients

Oatmeal Cookie Ingredients

This recipe calls for:

1 1/2 Cup Crisco

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda

2 Cups Brown Sugar

1 Cup White Sugar

2 eggs

1/2 Cup Water

2 Teaspoons Vanilla

2 1/3 Cups Flour

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

2 Teaspoons Salt

2 Cups Raisins

2 Cups Pecans

6 Cups Quaker Oatmeal

Cooking Spray

Oatmeal Cookie Equipment

Oatmeal Cookie Equipment

Oatmeal Cookie Equipment

For this recipe you will need:

Mixer, or Hand Mixer

2 Cookie Sheet Pans

Measuring Cups

Measuring Spoons

Spatula

Mixing Sugar and CriscoSugar and Crisco

Mixing Sugar and Crisco

First Step: Mixing Sugar and Crisco

First, preheat your oven to 325F.

In a mixer set on medium high combine and mix thoroughly: 

1 1/2 Cup Shortening

2 Cups Brown Sugar

1 Cup White Sugar

If you have mixed the sugar and Crisco properly the lower left hand picture should be the result. 

Adding Eggs

Adding Eggs

Second Step: Adding Eggs

Now add to this batter, on medium speed:

2 eggs

1/2 Cup Water

2 Teaspoons Vanilla

 

Adding Flour and Cinnamon

Adding Flour and Cinnamon

Third Step: Adding Flour

After the eggs are completely mixed into the batter turn your mixer on low speed and add:

2 1/3 Cups Flour

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

2 Teaspoons Salt

Make sure that all these ingredients have been thoroughly combined before moving on to the next step.

Adding Raisins

Adding Raisins  

Forth Step: Adding Raisins

While your mixer is still on low speed, now add:

2 Cups Raisins

2 Cups Pecans

 

Adding Oatmeal

Adding Oatmeal

Fifth Step: Adding Oatmeal

Make sure you don't skip this step! It is the most important one! Mix in your 6 Cups of Quaker Oatmeal.

Oatmeal Cookie Dough

Oatmeal Cookie Batter

If you have done everything correctly up to this point this is what your final cookie dough should look like.

Oatmeal Cookie Pan

Oatmeal Cookie Pan

Sixth Step: Preparing Pan

Next, spray a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. If you have none, that is fine. Just use some of the leftover Crisco.

Forming Oatmeal Cookies

Forming Oatmeal Cookies

Seventh Step: Forming Cookies And Baking

Using a teaspoon to shape the cookie dough into clumps. The purpose of using the teaspoon is so that all the cookies come out similar in shape and size.

Now that your oven is preheated, put your cookies on the middle rack and bake for 12-15 minutes. Make sure not to bake them over 15 minutes. 

Cooling Hot Oatmeal Cookies

Cooling Hot Oatmeal Cookies

Eighth Step: Cool and Enjoy!

Once the cookies are baked remove them from the oven and let them cool for at least 5 minutes before removing them from the cookie sheet.

Now enjoy one of your oatmeal cookies with a glass of milk!

 

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