Sunnyfield Oatmeal Cookies
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INGREDIENTS
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup shortening or margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 T. milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • optional:
  • chopped nuts (approx. 1 cup)
  • chocolate chips (approx. 1 bag)
  • and/or coconut (I love coconut so I add approx. 1 1/2 cups)
DIRECTIONS
  1. 1 Cup brown sugar, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup shortening or margarine, 2 eggs, 2 tsp. vanilla and 2 T. milk
  2. Sift together and add: 2 cups flour, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. baking powder ,1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. cinnamon and 2 cups oatmeal.
  3. Add the optional ingredients to your taste (if desired)
  4. Drop on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 8-10 min. Be sure to let them sit on the cookie sheet for 2 min. after baking before removing to a rack to cool.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
This is a recipe that my Mother had when I was a child at home. I copied the recipe down from her and have kept it in my recipe file for over 27 years. The key is to bake the cookies only until lightly brown and then let them sit on the cookie sheet as mentioned above.