I have no idea who Selma is, but I like her cookies. This recipe was given to me by my friend Jean, and it comes from the I Hate to Cook Cookbook by Peg Bracken. What a title! Ok, I do hate to cook but I love to bake!
These are a different type of oatmeal cookie. They have a crunchy crust outside but are chewy on the inside, which is a combo I really love. The taste of cinnamon, brown sugar, and walnuts is lovely. It reminds me of Apple Jacks cereal! Not that I buy that cereal or anything...... Try them and let me know if you agree!
Selma's Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1-1/2 cup quick oats
3/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped
*This dough needs to sit in the refrigerator for an hour so don't preheat your oven yet.
In a large bowl, mix shortening and sugars with beater until well-combined. Add egg and vanilla and mix until fluffy. Beat in flour, soda and cinnamon. Stir in oats and walnuts.
Cover and chill for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350-F.
Scoop walnut-sized cookies onto cookie sheet. Roll into balls. Butter the bottom of a small glass, dip it in granulated sugar, and use the glass to flatten cookies a little. You don't need to re-butter the glass, just dip into sugar for each cookie.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, until golden. Remove from cookie sheet after a minute, and let cook on rack. Store in airtight container.
Why This Blog?
Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.
I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.
These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.
I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!