Friday, June 6, 2008

Jon's Oatmeal Cookies

photo by Emily Hale

These are Jon's all time favorites. They're made with shortening so they're a little crumbly, and nutmeg which makes them unique. Try adding chocolate chips and chopped nuts for Trailmix Cookies.

Jon's Oatmeal Cookies

1 C shortening
1 C sugar
1 C brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3 C rolled oats

Preheat oven to 350. Cream together shortening and sugars, add eggs and vanilla. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, and spices and add to shortening mixture. Stir in oats and raisins. Spoon onto ungreased baking sheets and bake for 12-15 minutes.