Monday, December 3, 2012

Oatmeal Crispies

I am going to share my Grandma's recipe for oatmeal crispies.  This was a favourite childhood cookie for our whole family.  They have been shared with a lot of friends who enjoy eating them, maybe they'd like to make them as well and you might too!

For Christmas, I fancied it up a bit by adding a cup of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of Skor bits and omitted the nuts.

1 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups flour
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Cream the shortening and sugars.  Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well.  Combine the dry ingredients and then stir into the wet ingredients.  Fold in the chocolate and toffee (or the nuts).
Form into one inch balls and press onto parchment lined cookie sheets.  Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.  Makes 5 dozen.


  1. Those look so good I can almost smell them!

  2. hey Julie passed on your blog to my sister in law who was looking for cookie recipes for a cookie exchanged - tried to get her to do the lemon bars ( she was going to make extra for Christmas and I love them (like the oatmeal cookies too lol)) - great post of course