Friday, September 6, 2013

The Best Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

 These are the cookies that were my favorite when I was a little girl.  This is my mother's recipe in her own handwriting.  I have been making them for my kids since they were little and these are their favorite cookies too.  As you can see, this is a much used recipe that is over 60 years old.  Click to read the recipe.

 I use 1/4 C. of butter and 1/4 C. of shortening rather than the 1/2 C of shortening they call for.

 Other than that, I change nothing.

 Start watching them at 10 minutes. They should just turn golden around the edges.

 They are a nice chewy oatmeal cookie.

I've tried other recipes over the years but I've always come back to these because they are simply the best.

We are heading out on another Fall adventure tomorrow so hopefully I will have something interesting to post when I return!