They say that scent is our strongest memory sense and whenever I smell these cookies I believe it. They remind me of my childhood, coming home from school to a big warm batch of cookies, lovingly made by my mother and lovingly devoured by all of us.
Its a recipe that my Nana’s mother taught her how to make, which she in turn passed onto my family. Everyone in the family loves these cookies and I can hardly blame them. They are crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside with a wonderfully buttery taste.
I’m so happy to share this recipe with you! From my family to yours, enjoy!
What you’ll need:
- 3/4 cup Shortening (sometimes use half butter)
- 1/2 cup White Sugar
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 cup White Flour
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 1/2 cups 5 Minute Oats
Depending on what I have available, I sometimes like to use half shortening and half butter.
Bake for 10 minutes. Sometimes I like to do them less to make them chewier or a little more to make them crispier. I always end up forgetting about one batch in the oven, so there will be an “extra” crispy batch sometimes too 😉
I really hope you enjoy these cookies as much as I do. Just writing this post is making me want to make up another batch!
Lisa @ I'm an Okie says
mmm look at all that butter! looks so tasty!