Wednesday, February 8, 2012

14 Ways- Day Nine: Oatmeal Cookies

They say the best way to a man's heart is through his stomach. My husband is no different. If I want to butter him up, all I need do is make him a batch of oatmeal cookies. They have to be his mother's recipe and they have to be soft.

Oatmeal Cookies
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar- packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup raisins

Cream shortening, sugars, egg, water and vanilla. In a separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Slowly combine dry mixture and wet ingredients. Add oatmeal and raisins.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. I've found the secret to soft cookies is to take the cookies out of the oven even if they don't look 100% done. Works every time.

I packaged the cookies in a fun paper mache heart with a ribbon and left them where I would be sure he'd find them...on his computer :) Needless to say, they are all gone this morning!

But I am loving this free Valentine's download at eighteen25 and wish I would have used it instead!
Head to eighteen25's blog to download one for your self!

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