Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Friday, August 29, 2008

Oatmeal Cookies

Now that the weather is supposed to cooling off, I feel like turning on the oven again. Grandmas are supposed to have cookies in their cookie jars (isn't there a law?) so I have one of the best recipes. I've made it so many times I don't need to read the recipe. I've probably made these cookies on the average of once a week for the past 20 years. I got it from a Martha show. She added dried cherries and butter brickle candy bits, which I tried once but my family loved just plain chocolate chips the best. I've also added raisins and walnuts. Really you could add anything you want. The recipe...
Cream together:
1 cup margerine at room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
Mix well.

Mix in:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt

3 cups oatmeal
Mix again.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen.

Do you have a Silpat? It's worth the money. I highly recommend them.
Pretty darned good. Don't you just feel like baking when the weather starts cooling down? Or is it just me?


Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

Yum! Do you think they mail well? If you'd like to try, I'll give you my address...

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

OHHH! They sounds so scrumptious! I like the idea of the butter brickle pieces :-)

Katie said...

***WARNING*** WATCH OUT THESE COOKIES WILL MAKE YOU DROOL UNCONTROLABLY! Looks like I have to come over Momma! Yum, you made me hungry! I love you! We need to do a family dinner soon! I miss you all.

Arlene said...

Love your Red Mixer..I think red is a neutral color. Yum..on the mixer AND the cookies.....Arlene

Annie said...

Thank you for always having a jar of cookies ready and waiting for us. We love you!

Liz said...

Hi Mimi Sue
I'm so glad stopped by my little charm school! I will certainly put your name in the hat for the drawing. You still have till the end of Monday to do a charm post if you want...
PS I love your front porch with the red door! And these cookies look YUMMY!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

We love oatmeal cookies at my house but I'm not looking at those - I can't take my eyes of the red kitchenaid!!!

Debi said...

Oatmeal COOKIES are my Favorite!!!
Just dont add raisins!! ;) I love mine with lemon flavoring rather than vailla...
That came about when I was a kid... went to grandma's and she said I could bake them!!! But she was out of vanilla... and I didn't know it till I got to it... SOOOO she said pick another flavoring and have fun... SO I DID...
And Lemon Oatmeal cookies were born!!! If you like lemon... give it a try!!! :D

Thanks for sharing your recipe too... I collect recipes!!! :D


Donna said...

Ooooo, yummy oatmeal cookies!

I love to bake when the weather turns cold.


Lallee said...

I love that yummy last pic! I love your red mixer too ;-) I have a confession. I made some cookies to mail the to the in-laws and then couldn't find a proper container. The last I sent to them broke. So....I ate them. Oh, can't bake without my Silpat!