Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Oatmeal Cookies

Even though the Cookie Series is over, I haven't stopped loving cookies. If anything, the series made me love cookies even more.

Some of the cookies we tried were pretty unusual, but sometimes going classic is best (like with a chocolate chip or oatmeal cookie, yum!)

My favorite oatmeal cookies didn't make it into the series, so I'm going to share the recipe with you today. They're easy to make and absolutely delicious. Enjoy!



  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup corn flakes
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup salted peanuts, optional

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream the shortening and the sugars.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla.
  4. Slowly incorporate in the flour, baking soda and baking powder.
  5. Mix in the corn flakes, oatmeal and peanuts.
  6. Scoop onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until cooked through.
Recipe adapted from the Home Builders Recipe Book.


I found the Home Builders Recipe Book at a thrift store with my Grandpa. Little did I know that it would be such a special book.

It was created by a church in Glidden, Iowa in 1938. The inside has recipes from lots of different women, most likely members of the congregation. There's a recipe for Sunshine Cake and another for Rhubarb Cobbler, but the recipe I like the most isn't even typed on a page.

While I was looking at the book, I found a hand-written recipe for Oatmeal Cookies! It quickly became one of my favorite cookie recipes and I hope it will become one of your favorites, too!


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