Oatmeal Cookies…YUM

My son Karl called me today and asked for the pancake recipe.  I got out my trusty Betty Crocker’s Cookbook and gave him the recipe.  It’s the same cookbook that Kelli shared with a couple months ago.

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While the cookbook was out, I remember those wonderful Farm-Style Oatmeal Cookies that are in the book so I made a batch…YUM!

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Here’s the recipe:

2 c brown sugar
1 c shortening
1/2 c buttermilk
1 t vanilla
4 c quick cooking oats
1 3/4 c flour
1 t baking soda

Mix ingredients in order.  Shape into balls.  Roll in sugar.  Flatten with a glass.  Bake until golden brown.

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This is one of those recipes that if you want the cookies to be chewy, you need to take the cookies out of the oven while they are a little puffy.  Once they come out of the oven leave them on the baking sheet to cool a bit then transfer to your cooling rack.

Do you have a favorite from this recipe book?

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9 thoughts on “Oatmeal Cookies…YUM

  1. carol j

    I received this cookbook for a shower gift in 1970 and my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe comes from this book.

  2. Sharon G

    I have my mother’s copy (1949 version) which was the first cookbook I used. I have a 1971 version from the year I got married and I encouraged my daughter to get one (2003) the year she married. These are my “go to” cookbooks. I don’t cook/bake as often these days but I still love this cookbook.

  3. Mary

    I’m just wondering – are these supposed to have an egg in them? I have a Betty Crocker book, but it is at least 35 years old. The oatmeal recipe is quite a bit different, but it has a recipe called Brown Sugar Drops that is the same as this but has no oatmeal, more flour and 2 eggs. It also is a drop cookie instead of a shaped one. I think it sounds good to roll them in sugar.

  4. Linda

    I got that cookbook in 1969 as a wedding gift, and it looks terrible – pages falling out, stained – but it is still my favorite. My go-to pie crust recipe comes from it, and I’ve never found any better.

  5. Kayla K

    I have several copies of this book in my classroom and use it for basic pie, frosting, and quick bread recipes. My favorite recipe is the baking powder biscuits.

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