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Absolutely Excellent Oatmeal Cookies

Absolutely Excellent Oatmeal Cookies

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    12 m
  • Ready In

    2 h
Marylou

Marylou

These are chewy, healthy oatmeal cookies which can be prepared in a number of variations, just add nuts, raisins, chocolate chips, coconut, candied fruit or any other additions.

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  • Calories:
  • 87 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 4.4 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.3g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 40 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla and sour milk. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, stir in the rolled oats, and your choice of additions. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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K_MARDEL
53

K_MARDEL

6/3/2003

I did not like this recipe. It was cake-like as stated by other reviewers. I wanted a chewy oatmeal cookie and all I got was a sponge-like cookie. I thought it tasted like a muffin so I tried making them in the muffin tin. It would have been okay as a muffin w/o the chocolate chips. I would not make these cookies again, we only ate a few, and the rest will probably be thrown away.

Kimberliah
46

Kimberliah

12/21/2003

Great recipe. Get the sour milk by adding 1 T. lemon juice or vinegar to 1 c. milk. I doubled the cinnamon (it really needed that), and added 1 c. butterscotch chips and 1 c. chopped walnuts as the additions (nothing else). My family loved these. They come out puffy and soft, not chewy like a granola bar.

XRAYMENOW
39

XRAYMENOW

1/25/2004

Best Oatmeal cookies ever! They were soft and chewy with great flavor. I added some left over toffee chips to the last half of the cookie dough for a little added kick. I also made it with 1 cup buuter rather than the butter flavored shortening, which I did not have on hand. I will make this one over and over for sure! It knocked my craving for oatmeal ccokies that I have been having for a couple weeks. I highly recommend this one!

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