...as a cookie jar full of freshly baked cookies sitting on a pantry shelf ?
- Grilled Chicken Thighs on the Pit (Dad)
- Potato Salad (Garrett)
- Buttered Corn (Mom)
- Steamed Brocoli and Cauliflower with light seasoning (Dad)
- Famous Cub Scout Oatmeal Cookies (Mom)
(We've baked these cookies ever since my oldest son was in Cub Scouts in the second grade and made them for a cookie contest. They are scrumptious)
Preheat oven to 350 degreesF
- 3/4 cup vegetable shortening
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 cups uncooked oats
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. salt (optional)
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
Beat together shortening, sugars, egg, water, and vanilla until creamy. Add combined remaining ingredients; mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes.
For variety, add what your children will eat: chopped nuts, raisins, chocolate chips, or coconut. Makes about 60 cookies.
(Copied from *The Big Bear Cub Scout Book*)
Trust me. This is the best oatmeal cookie recipe there is. Perhaps not the healthiest, but definitely the tastiest. Go ahead. Bake a batch. Enjoy!