Here is a recipe I have made so often I could do it in my sleep. There reason I make it is simple, it is magic!

You might not like oatmeal cookies, your family either, but that is only because you have not had these to eat before. 

I started making them as a teenager for my brothers on evenings they worked in the garage, always fixing one car or another, of course it gave me a chance to hang around them, learn mechanics and well, be around their friends, which was cool. I would really like to know some of you are going to try them and tell me what you think. I do always triple the recipe, because they tend to go so fast. 

My daughter Felicity had the book at her house and sent me a picture of the recipe and so I photoshopped the small changes I make to the recipe and posted it here! 

Here is the version for printing however, already tripled.

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Best Oatmeal Cookies Ever!


3 c. all-purpose flour

1 1/2 c. granulated sugar

1 1/2 c. brown sugar

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. nutmeg or cinnamon

1 1/2 c. shortening

3 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

2 1/4 c. oatmeal

Granulated sugar mixed with cinnamon for dipping. Approximately 1 tsp. cinnamon per 1 cup of sugar.


Preheat oven to 375° F.

In mixing bow, stir together the first 7 ingredients.  Add shortening, eggs and vanilla, beat well.

Stir in oats. Form into small balls and roll in the sugar and cinnamon mix. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. 

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes a 7 to 8 dozens. 

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