Von's Oatmeal Cookies

Von’s Oatmeal Cookies

The recipe for the cookies follows. The portions seem to be critical, so
I use a scale (which every brewer has), rather than measuring cups.
Also, for the shortening, I use pre-measured stico of Crisco, which
you will find in packs of three at the grocery store.

1 cup (ore one stick) of shortening
7 oz white sugar (1 cup)
7 oz brown sugar (1 cup)

2 beaten eggs
1 tsp vanilla

7 oz flour ( 1 1/2 cups)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

9 oz oatmeal (3 cups)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 handful (1/3 cup?) Heath bits found with the nuts and chips at the grocery store

Shape the dough into tablespoon balls, put on ungreased cookie
sheet or parchment paper, flatten to 1/2 inch. Bake 12 to 14
minutes in a 350 oven. They will rise, and maybe fall a little.

You can play with not flattening the cookes for a different effect,
various oatmeals, flours, chips, etc.



[i]Von’s Oatmeal Cookies

Crush lumps in 7 oz dark brown sugar (1 cup)

Cream in:
1 stick of Crisco shortening at room temperature
7 oz granulated white sugar (1 cup)

2 beaten large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

7 oz flour ( 1 1/2 cups)
1 tsp baking soda
a bit less than 1 tsp salt

At this point, move quickly, because the baking soda is working!

9 oz oatmeal (3 cups)
1/2 cup well-chopped walnuts
1 handful (approx 1/3 cup) Heath bits (found near the nuts at the grocery)

Shape dough into balls, put on parchment paper atop a cookie sheet, flatten to 1/2

inch with a spoon while pushing the edges inward with your other hand.

Put sheet low in preheated oven, atop a second (empty) sheet. Bake 7 minutes at

350 while preparing second sheet.

Move first sheet to a higher oven position and replace it with the second sheet. Bake

another 7 or 8 minutes, and continue similarly with subsequent sheets.

Transfer cookies to cooling racks one minute after they’re removed from oven

Note: if baked for the right length of time and at the right temperature, the cookies will

rise and stay risen, which is ideal. If not, they will collapse slightly. Either is ok,

though. The taste is the same.[/i]