NOTE: I can barely wait until I can get a SPRING banner to hang above my kitchen sink. THEN, a SUMMER...
We had just a dusting of snow the other day and it put me instantly into BAKING MODE. And, if you've not noticed, our favorite desserts are PIES and COOKIES. We just aren't as crazy about cake. Now, there's a couple that I like....BURNT SUGAR CAKE and White cake with Real Fudge Icing...none of the powdered sugar icings for me...they taste good but are just a tad too sweet for my taste. The kind of chocolate icing I like is almost like candy...old fashioned FUDGE candy, with pecans....UMMMMM
But, I've never met a cookie that I didn't like !!!!
I found a new recipe for an old cookie and, boy, they are soooo tasty. I really liked them. If you try them or already have this recipe, I hope you like them, too.
FAMOUS OATMEAL COOKIES
1 CUP FIRMLY PACKED BROWN SUGAR
3/4 CUP VEGETABLE SHORTENING
1/2 CUP GRANULATED SUGAR
1/4 CUP WATER
1 TEASPOON VANILLA
3 CUPS QUICK OR OLD FASHIONED OATS, UNCOOKED
1 CUP ALL -PURPOSE FLOUR
1 TEASPOON SALT
1/2 TEASPOON BAKING SODA
1 CUP PECANS (LARGE PIECES) (well, ok, I added these but pecans just make every thing taste better! Of course, you can make them without nuts!)
Heat oven to 350. In lg. bowl, beat brown sugar, shortening and sugar until creamy. Add egg, water and vanilla and beat well. Add combined oats, flour, salt and baking soda, mixing well.
Drop by rounded teaspoonsfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 11 to 13 minutes. Remove and cool completely (except for the hot ones you eat with a cup of tea or a cold glass of milk). Store tightly covered.
**BLOGGER WON'T CHECK MY SPELLING FOR ME AND I AM THE WORLD'S WORST SPELLER SO PLEASE....JUST OVERLOOK!