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Richard in Cincy

REC: Frugal Gourmet's Oatmeal Crispies

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Posted to Thread #25870 at 2:16 am on Apr 8, 2014

Excellent, thoroughly tried, tested, and a tradition at our house for 23 years and running.

Frug says his mother made these for him.

Oatmeal Crispies (we call these Oatmeal-Orange Cookies)
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
3 cups Quaker Quick Oats (I use regular)
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped fine
1 tsp vanilla (I use two)
1 cup shortening
2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar (I use dark)
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon each of:
-baking soda
-grated orange peel (I use the zest of the whole orange)
-cinnamon
-nutmeg.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and knead to a dough (I use KitchenAid with dough hooks). I told you it was easy!

Place half the dough, shaped into a rough rope, on a large piece of plastic wrap. Fold the plastic over and work the dough into the shape of a log 2 inches diameter. Repeat with remaining dough. Freeze until hard, about 2 hours.

To make cookies, cut the dough into 3/16 inch slices and place on a nonstick cookie sheet (I use parchment paper). Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 10-12 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool or eat them warm from the oven (cold milk is required). Enjoy!

Makes about 8 dozen.

My notes: I usually round them up by hand after slicing since the slicing flattens them. Also, keep rotating the log as you slice to help avoid the flattening)


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