Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sherry's Oatmeal Cookies

I would not say that I would be considered a great cook.  I did manage to feed a large family and nobody starved, or got seriously ill. There is one thing I make that most people seem to like very much.  My sought after recipe is for my Oatmeal Cookies.  Back in 1980 sometime I found a recipe on the back of a very large bag of oatmeal.  The first time I made them we liked them but over the years I have changed a few things.  I like them much better now that I use half butter and half shortening.  The original recipe used shortening only. 

This recipe makes 10 dozen or so and I used to mix them by hand in my largest bowl.  Now I have a Kitchen Aid Mixer given to me by my children.  It is so fun to use, I just dump things in the bowl and let the Kitchen Aid do all the work.

Here we are ready to go.

Kitchen Aid working hard.

With a handy little guard, even a messy cook like me can keep things neat.

How do I make such round cookies I am often asked.

I use my handy little pampered chef "cookie scoop", that's what I call it anyway.  I am using my pampered chef pizza stones to bake the cookies.  It makes it hard to burn them that way.

Baking done, time for tea and cookies.
I am using my new plate and teacup from my dear friend Mary and my lovely tray made by Carol at

Sherry's Oatmeal Cookies

              1 C. shortening                  
 1 C. butter
2 C sugar
2 C. brown sugar
4 eggs
2 t. vanilla
3C. flour
2 t. baking soda
2 t. salt
6 C. oatmeal
2 C. chopped nuts (optional, I don't usually use them)

 Cream shortening, butter and sugars.  Blend in eggs and vanilla.  Sift flour, salt and soda.  Fold into creamed mixture along with oats and nuts.  Roll into small balls and place on greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes
(just a little note, if the first batch is too flat, just stir in a little extra flour)

Now when I am asked for my recipe I can refer to my blog and people can copy it down themselves.  I made enough cookies to put a bag in the freezer, a bag for some special friends and a bag for munching on around here.

Happy Baking!


  1. I love oatmeal cookies!!! It really like cookie recipes that make a bunch. If I'm gonna pull out all that stuff - I need significant reward ~ none of this 2-3 dozen stuff!! Can't wait to try your recipe.

  2. I am so glad that you put your Oatmeal cookie recipe on your blog! Those cookies are (and look) so delicious ~ especially with a good cup of tea!

    Have a blessed day ~ see you tonight!

  3. ohhh that makes me want tea & cookies! LOL

  4. Mmmm I use my handy PChef scoop and stone pans too!!!
    I do not however have a kitchen aid, *sigh*
    Thanks for to bake or should I clean house first?? nah

  5. I can say, you are a GREAT cook! And I LOVE your Oatmeal Cookies.

  6. Those look wonderful. I love your mixer! :-)

  7. YIPEE!!! I am so glad you blogged about your delicous cookies and now I finally have the recipe! THANK YOU!

  8. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am going to bake these... when I come back in from waxing the boat. (I'm letting the sun go down a bit more so it's not shining right on my work now, but I'm headed out in a few... more blogs, that is.)

  9. I just wanted to add one more comment- I laughed when I read "no one got seriously ill." Such a great perspective on successfully raising your kids. Some days, that's all we can hope for.