Oatmeal Cookies

Category: Cookies & Candies


3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup light brown sugar, packed firm
1/4 cup skim milk powder
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp hot water (mix with soda)
1/2 tsp baking soda
tiny pinch salt
1 cup flour
1-1/2 cups coarse-cut rolled oats or oatmeal
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1 cup chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment or lightly grease a cookie sheet. Cream the butter with the shortening to blend well. Mix in the sugar and milk powder, then egg and vanilla. Stir in the hot water, which has been mixed with the baking soda. (all of these steps can be done in the food processor).

Fold in the salt, flour, oatmeal, raisins, walnuts and chocolate chips. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on sheet. Dip hands in water and press cookies down to flatten. Bake until golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes. Makes 2-1/2 dozen cookies.

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