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Old Fashioned Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Re: Chewy Oatmeal cookies
From: Shirley
Date: 11/30/2021, 6:08 PM

On 11/30/2021 2:18 PM, Shirley wrote:
I am 80 and I remember the oatmeal cookies my mom and I made tasted better 
than the recipes for them do now. Any help with this? I remember they were chewy. 

Hi Shirley,

A difficult request. There are so many oatmeal cookies recipes. "Chewy" is a very slim clue to guide me to the correct recipe.

However, I immediately found several recipes called "Old Fashioned Chewy Oatmeal Cookies." or something similar. There is no way for me to know if they taste like the ones you remember or to predict precisely how chewy they will be. You'll have to make them to find that out. See these links and the recipes below.

Old Fashioned Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Old Fashioned Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies


Old Fashioned Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
1 c. shortening
2 c. brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 c. boiling water
2 c. flour
2 c. oatmeal

Blend shortening, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, and eggs. Dissolve soda
in boiling water and mix with sugar mixture. Add flour and oatmeal a
little at a time until blended. Can add nuts, raisins, or chocolate
chips if desired. Drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees for 9-12 minutes for chewy cookies; leave center
not quite done for crunchier cookies. Cook until brown in middle.
Makes 3 dozen.
Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
3/4 cup butter
1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups old fashioned oats, uncooked
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup raisins
1 cup nuts, coarsely chopped

Heat oven to 375 F. Lightly grease baking sheet with butter.
Combine butter, brown sugar, egg, milk and vanilla in large bowl.

Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. 
Combine oats, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

Mix into creamed mixture at low speed just until blended.

Stir in raisins and nuts. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough 
2 inches apart onto baking sheet.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. 
Cool 2 minutes on cooling rack.

Makes about 2-1/2 dozen cookies

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