Kid recipes – Oatmeal cookie recipe
We’re start a series of kid recipes that are easy to make, starting today with kid recipes – Oatmeal cookie recipe, I was an elementary school kid in the 80s who baked. A boy who baked, (Insert cruel jokes here). The real reason I started baking was for selfish reasons, my mom wouldn’t buy (or rarely, very rarely) my younger brother and I store-bought cookies. She always wanted us to eat healthy, or healthier. No Oreos, no Chips Ahoy, no Nilla Wafers – you get the idea. So, in an effort to get my way, I asked my mom if she could teach me how to make my cookies.
The first cookie recipe my mom would allow me to make were oatmeal cookies ( see the “health” angle). So, “healthier, easy to make and very tasty.
Here is that recipe.
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups old-fashioned Quaker Oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
BONUS ADD-ONS (mix in with wet ingredients).
1/3 cup rasins
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In large bowl,, mix all ingredients (except oats, flour and raisins) with big wooden spoon or electric mixer on medium speed. Stir in oats, flour and raisins.
- On an un-greased cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown. Remove from cookie sheet and place on a cooling rack immediately.
That’s it. They’re delicious. I must admit, my mom would not let us add chocolate chips at first, but like any kid, I always pushed the limits. Eventually we got to add chocolate chips as an “experiment”, an experiment that we made a few dozen times.
BakerMaker Supply Company encourages young bakers to try all recipes under “kid recipes.” These are kid tested, tried and true.