This is an original recipe. I was making them, years ago, because my children wanted a “loaded” oatmeal cookie that was good, soft and plump. Now my grand children like them and I thought I would pass it on so others can enjoy them. They are easy to prepare and delicious.
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup butter ( shortening)
- 1/4 cup water or 6 oz yogurt ( I always use yogurt, lemon or mango flavor)
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 2 cups oats
- 2-3 cups flour
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp.allspice ( or cinnamon)
- 1 cup raisin
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1. Using a mixer, cream together brown sugar, sugar, butter, yogurt, eggs and lemon juice.
2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, oats, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add slowly in the mixer, beat until smooth.
3. Also add the raisins, chocolate chips and chopped nuts.
4. Cover and refrigerate for an hour or so This makes the dough manageable.
5. Scoop dough using a 2 inch scoop ( about a walnut size).
6. Place each scoop on an un-greased cookie sheet, leaving adequate spaces between.( by using a scoop the cookies will remain round and plump)
7 Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 to 20 minutes, or when you note some browning around the edges.
8. Remove from oven and cool on cooling racks or waxed paper.
To freeze, place in storage container in layers separated by waxed paper.
Yield: About 3 1/2 dz.