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Thread: Looking for Oatmeal cookie recipe

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    Junior Member wanabquilter's Avatar
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    Do you remember the Quaker Oats cookie recipe from back in 1976-1979. They always came out chewie that first day and if any were left over the net day they were crunchie. It was a win win situtation. But can not get them to come out that way now. Now they are cakey.

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    Are you adding too much flour?

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    I have an old tin box with the 'Robin Hood' brands recipe for Oatmeal-Raisin cookies on it.

    This recipe is my 'go-to' one for oatmeal cookies! I have had several people request it after they taste one of these.

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Soft-Oa...es/Detail.aspx

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    I have the recipe that my mom used to use from the box. It is

    Oatmeal Cookies

    3/4 cup vegetable shortening (butter flavored)
    1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1 egg
    1/4 cup water
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    3 cups Oats (Old Fashion), uncooked
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda

    Beat together shortening, sugars, egg, water, and vanilla until creamy.
    Add combined remaining ingredients; mix well.
    Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.
    Bake in preheated moderate oven (350 degrees) for 12 to 15 minutes.
    For a variety, add chopped nuts, raisins, chocolate chips.
    I always put in tons of raisins.
    Hope you enjoy!!!!!

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    Sounds like a good recipe

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    Are you using the correct oatmeal?
    Old-fashion for baked cookies
    Quick for No-bake cookies

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    I think the other key in the cookies besides the Old Fashion Oatmeal is the shortening. Friends have tried using butter, etc and the cookies just did not turn out the same.

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    The new transfat free shortenings do make a difference. Bring back the good stuff!

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    I was craving something sweet. I have all this in my pantry, got a batch in the oven as I am typing. Thank you Audrey39.

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    I use the Quaker recipe with Imperial margarine and the cookies were perfect for years and years...well now Imperial margarine is mostly water and I can't use it to bake with anymore. Now i use Crisco butter flavor and get great results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanabquilter
    Do you remember the Quaker Oats cookie recipe from back in 1976-1979. They always came out chewie that first day and if any were left over the net day they were crunchie. It was a win win situtation. But can not get them to come out that way now. Now they are cakey.
    Don't remember that recipe but I do remember the old Better Homes and Garden recipe and it is wonderful! They stopped using it for a while but it is now back in the red and white checkered recipe book. If you want to try it but can't find it PM me and I will send it to you.
    Leslie

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    Good tips on the shortening

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    These look scrumptious and I usually trust this blogger for her recipes.

    http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/05/cr...olate-cookies/

    And she has another recipe for chewy oatmeal raisin cookies that looks
    equally delicious :)
    http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/02/th...aisin-cookies/

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    Audrey! What a wonderful name. lol Thats my name as well. Named after my mamaLord. Except her name was Audra. But they call me Audey
    I am going to try your recipe because I was thinking that we use to make them with shortening. My mother in-law taught me to bake using real butter and I have now 36yrs.

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    Easy- both sound really good. I can see I am going to have to get my grandchildren here to help me bake. They actually love to bake cookies at Mimis. I can not wait.

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    Here is the recipe you're looking for

    1 1/4 cups butter or margarine, softened
    3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1 egg
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 1/2 cups flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 bag semisweet chocolate chips
    3 cups oats

    Cream together butter and sugars. Blend in egg and vanilla. Gradually add dry ingredients. Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes.

    This is the choco-chip recipe from the Quaker tin. My mom made these and kept the tin because of this recipe. She has passed it down to me and this is the only recipe I use!

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    I love the one on the inside of the top lid. It always turns out good. Quaker oats brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audrey39 View Post
    I have the recipe that my mom used to use from the box. It is

    Oatmeal Cookies

    3/4 cup vegetable shortening (butter flavored)
    1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1 egg
    1/4 cup water
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    3 cups Oats (Old Fashion), uncooked
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda

    Beat together shortening, sugars, egg, water, and vanilla until creamy.
    Add combined remaining ingredients; mix well.
    Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.
    Bake in preheated moderate oven (350 degrees) for 12 to 15 minutes.
    For a variety, add chopped nuts, raisins, chocolate chips.
    I always put in tons of raisins.
    Hope you enjoy!!!!!
    I use this same recipe and it always turns out wonderful. I usually double the batch and the only change I make is to use 3/4 cup butter and 3/4 cup shortening. They are wonderful with butterscotch chips mixed in. Peggy
    Happy quilting to all of my new friends on the quilting board http://pastimesquiltdesign.blogspot.com

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    I think the other key in the cookies besides the Old Fashion Oatmeal is the shortening. Friends have tried using butter, etc and the cookies just did not turn out the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audrey39 View Post
    I think the other key in the cookies besides the Old Fashion Oatmeal is the shortening. Friends have tried using butter, etc and the cookies just did not turn out the same.
    I agree about the shortening. Mine are better that way.
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