Oatmeal Cookies

IMG_2230We don’t make cookies very often but when we do they are usually Chocolate Chip Cookies, if the kids or I have anything to say about it. But if I am making cookies for Mike, I make these or Peanut Butter Cookies. If it is spur of the moment, it is usually these because there are no special ingredients here, just your usual flour, sugars, salt, and such.

They are very simple to make. Cream one cup each of shortening (I use butter flavored), white and brown sugars.

Cream Shortening and Sugars ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Then you are supposed to add 2 well beaten eggs but I don’t like dirtying another bowl, so I make a well in the middle of the creamed mixture with my mixer.

Well for Eggs ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Crack the eggs into the well and then use the mixer to beat them well. :) Add vanilla.

Add Eggs ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Then add flour, salt, and baking soda.

Oatmeal Dry Ingredients ~ Lifeofjoy.meAdd in the  quick oats. (If you only have Old Fashioned Oats pulse them in a food processor for about 5 pulses.)

Add Oats ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Now we cheat and use our cookie dropper to place on lightly greased cookie sheet. I haven’t made these in so long I forgot that I should keep them rounded and patted them down because the official directions said to put the dough on wax paper, roll in a log and chill. Later slice and bake. If I’d have left them rounded they wouldn’t have turned out so flat or thin.

Portioned and Trayed ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Bake 8-10.

Baked Cookies ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Oatmeal Cookies


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 well beaten eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional


  1. Cream shortening and sugars
  2. Add eggs and vanilla
  3. Add flour, salt, and baking soda.
  4. Add oats and nut
  5. Scoop onto lightly greased cookie sheet
  6. Bake at 350º for 8-10 minutes

I hope you enjoy these.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

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