Posts Tagged ‘Cookies’

Quaker’s Best Oatmeal Cookies

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Seems I have an older version of the Quaker Oat’s Oatmeal Cookie recipe. This one has a “bit” more margarine.


  • 1 1/4 cups margarine
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 cups Quaker Oats

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Beat together margarine and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and spices; add to margarine mixture, mixing well. Stir in oats. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet (I like to use parchment paper). Bake 8 to 9 minutes for chewy cookies, 10 to 11 minutes for a crisp cookie. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove and enjoy.

I tend to make my cookies a little larger, my batch turns out about 2 dozen cookies. It also means I have to increase my baking time a touch. I’m going to test a batch that uses a newer recipe that uses less margarine, but one additional egg.

Cry Baby Cookies

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

This is a very unique recipe given to me by my mother. I started baking these while in high school. Then I didn’t appreciate the need to cream the sugar and shortening together. I actually melted the shortening into the hot coffee! For years I also used instant coffee because I wasn’t a coffee drinker. Now through the magic of a Keurig coffee brewer, I can make just the right amount needed for this recipe.










  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsps baking soda mixed in 1 cup (8 ounces) hot coffee
  • 5 cups flour

Cream shortening and sugar together until fluffy. Add molasses, mix until smooth. Add spices, mix until smooth. Beat in eggs. Add coffee/baking soda mix until smooth. Mix in flour one cup at a time. Drop about  tablespoon size of dough onto cookie sheets. Makes about 4-5 dozen. Bake at 350 degree F for 10-12 minutes.

TIP: Use parchment paper. It makes clean up soooo much easier.

I tend to undercook these ever so slightly, makes them very yummy.