I needed a cookie tonight. Several cookies.

It’s been a rough couple of days and I needed to get into the kitchen and dirty things up a bit. I knew right away that I wanted Oatmeal cookies and was quite relieved to find that I actually had a bit of oats up in the cabinet. Just enough to get me through today – and they’re added to Monday’s shopping list for the next emergency baking need. It’s work keeping the larder stocked all of the time, but it really pays off when ya just have to make something – now.

This is an easy recipe I got from my Mom and I’ve made for years. I will often play with the recipe and add different things, but today I made them really simple. They take no time at all to pull together. They’re pretty much dump and bake.

They didn’t disappoint – they came out perfect.

Oatmeal Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 heaping tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • scant 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup walnut pieces
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup shortening, melted
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg

Mix dry ingredients together. Add wet ingredients and mix well.

Drop by tablespoon onto parchment-lined cookie sheets – or ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake at 350° for 12 minutes.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Really simple but they pack a wallop of flavor. They remain chewy – not crispy. Just the way I like ’em.