Thursday, October 23, 2008

Grandma Angus' Oatmeal Drop Cookies

This cookie recipe came from my great grandmother Minnie Angus. She has been gone for close to 30 years but I can still remember her wonderful cooking. These cookies are one of the things I remember the most growing up. I will more than likely be adding a lot more of her recipes.
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups shortening
1 or 2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
4 eggs
3 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups old fashioned oatmeal
nuts & chocolate chips as desired.

Combine sugar & shortening. Add salt, vanilla, cinnamon and milk mix.
Add flour, baking powder and baking soda. mix well. Add oatmeal nuts and chips.
Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes. ovens may very.
Eat warm with a glass of milk.
you can cut the oats down to about 31/2 cups. Some family members think that the 4 cups make them to dry. Just a personal preference.
I hope you try them and like them. Please if you do try them let me know your comments on them. Thank you.