Friday, March 30, 2012

Oatmeal Cookies

I made cookies for my Dad's dental office for a lot a years and these oatmeal cookies always seemed to be a favorite.

Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt (I like a heaping teaspoon)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups old fashioned oats

Cream together sugars, butter, and shortening.  Add eggs one at a time and beat until light and fluffy.  Add baking soda, salt, baking powder and vanilla.  Add flour and oats and mix until incorporated.  Place balls of dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes.


  1. I'll be trying these cookies this afternoon, with some added M&Ms, and a few chocolate chips. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

  2. Do you recommend refrigating the dough before baking?

    1. Oh I hate autocorrect... Refrigerating

    2. Autocorrect is the worst sometimes! :) I never refrigerate this dough before baking...when I want cookies, I want cookies! ;)