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2009-04-16

Rockin' Recipe: "Dad" Oatmeal Cookies

Rockin' Recipes
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So, Jessica over at LifeasMOM is hosting a cookie throwdown this week on her Ultimate Recipe Swap. I must admit--I'm pretty competitive. So all you cookie bakers? Prepare to be throwed down. Er, I mean thrown down. Ahem. I must be spending a lot of time with small children or something.

But really. These cookies are So. Dang. Good. As they say in the South, they'll make you want to slap your mama. Don't actually do that, though, OK? It's just a saying and I don't want to be held responsible for anyone really slapping their sweet mother. Sheesh.

Dad Cookies (A.K.A. Oatmeal Cookies That Rock Your Socks Off)

What you'll need to make these super yummy cookies:

1 c. brown sugar (I usually use sucanat)
1/2 c. shortening (I use butter or palm shortening since it isn't hydrogenated)
1 egg
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1/2 t. vanilla
1 c. flour (I use whole wheat)
1 c. rolled oats

How to make these super yummy cookies:


Cream butter or shortening together with sugar. Add egg, baking soda, salt, and vanilla. Stir till well blended. Stir in flour and oats. Drop cookies by spoonful onto cookie sheet and bake at 325 for about 10-12 minutes.

Recipe makes 2-3 dozen.

Yummy additions to make these super yummy cookies even more super yummy:
  • Chocolate chips
  • White chocolate chips
  • Raisins
How to eat these super yummy cookies:
  • With milk. Yum.
  • With supervision. Or you'll eat them all by yourself in one sitting.
  • Away from your mother. See above.

7 comments:

Hoosier Homemade said...

Those look great! Thanks for sharing!
~Liz

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

I love Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies. They are my fav. and I seriously have to eat them with supervision because I would literally eat them all! lol.
I'll try these and let you know if they meet my high cookie expectations :)

Anna said...

These look yummy and simple to make... simple is always good.

shopannies said...

man you gave us the recipe, guide to eat and all now the only thing you did not do was make them for us LOL

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

So I made these today - sort of!

I started to make them only to discover that I didn't have any oats. I didn't think to check and see before I started because who doesn't have oats!?!

I looked into the cereal cupboard...honeycomb, corn pops and fruity cheerios (yuck!) but at the back was a plain white box (costco bulk packaging) and it was Harvest Crunch. It does contain oats (and granola, almonds and ??) so I added that instead along with some chocolate chips and you know......

It turned out really good! Maybe next week I'll give your recipe a shot again :)

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

I really need to print this recipe out instead of visiting this post every time I plan to make them LOL!

Happy Monday!
Jenn

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

I think I am the person that visits this post the most! I printed out the recipe last time but apparently have lost it at some point because it isn't in my recipe box. So here I am again for it! lol.

For anyone else visiting this post - I LOVE THESE COOKIES!

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