Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Oatmeal Crispies

This is a recipe from the Confessions of a Pioneer Woman's recipe blog. She's a riot and a great cook. Anyway, I made these this afternoon because I hadn't had a meal that didn't involve hot chocolate and twix, so why wouldn't I make cookies? They are divine warm with a cold glass of milk. Mmmmmm.

1 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3 cups quick oats
1/2 cup chopped pecans

(These are my instructions - her blog has more thorough ones) Combine shortening and sugars. Mix well. Add the eggs and vanilla. Again, mix well. In a small bowl, combine flour, salt and b. soda. Add to shortening mixture. Then add oats and pecans. (I didn't use pecans as it would ruin the whole cookie experience for me!) Place on greased cookie sheet (I just did drop cookies) and bake in 350 oven for 9-10 minutes.


Heather said...

These cookies look yummy. I'm going to try them soon. Thanks for sharing. That Pioneer Woman does have a clever and entertaining writing style.

Heather said...

It really must take Pioneer Woman a long time to make cookies because she is taking more pictures than stirring. I love all her instructions. Maybe, just maybe if I actually do everything like all her pictures, my cookies will turn out. Are these cookies softies or crunchies?

Heather said...

I made these today and they are scrumptious. Hannah really wanted chocolate chips so I added a few mini ones. I used the medium scoop and baked for 11 minutes and they were the perfect softness.

Amy D. said...

Ha! I read this and thought, it has to be Mary--sure enough! Sounds great (though dinner with hot chocolate or twix would be acceptable to me, too :)

Jan said...

These were good. Melt in your mouth and excellent warm with a glass of milk.

Jolene said...

I made these I left most of them plain and then to some I added chocolate chips, to others I added cinnamon chips, and to some I added both chocolate and cinnamon chips. Yum.