Oatmeal cookies are sweet and comforting. When my coworker, Tristan, asked if Grandma Clarke had a good oatmeal chocolate chip cookie in her repertoire, I went hunting! There are two oatmeal cookie recipes in Audrey’s Recipe Box, both of which include optional chocolate chips or raisins. I opted for the one called The Ultimate Oatmeal Cookie for obvious reasons.
These cookies are delicious! The ratio of chocolate chips to not-chocolate chips is spot on (i.e. mostly chocolate chips) and the cinnamon adds a mild spiciness. I cut the recipe in half, as the original makes 3 dozen. I also found that 9-11 minutes cooking time was too much for my very hot gas oven. I achieved light golden brown cookies after only 8 minutes. Keep a close eye on your cookies!
The Ultimate Oatmeal Cookie
- ⅔ cup granulated sugar
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup margarine or soft butter
- ½ cup shortening
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups quick cooking or old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips or 1 cup raisins
Heat oven to 375°F.
Mix all ingredients except oats, flour, & raisins in large bowl.
Stir in oats, flour, and raisins or chocolate chipits.
Drop by tablespoonful about 2″ apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 9-11 minutes until light brown.
Immediately remove from cookie sheet.
Makes 3 dozen.