Tuesday, October 4, 2011


These aren't your ordinary oatmeal cookies.
They're not as sweet, they're not flat and perfect, they're an old family recipe we call Oatmealers.

Oatmealers are the cookies I grew up eating and they're comfort food for me and mine.
They taste like a hearty bowl of oatmeal and they're great for breakfast on the go.

I made a double batch this weekend and they were gone by Monday.
My daughter requested that I no longer make them on weekends because she eats too many!


3 C. old fashioned oats (not quick oats)
1/3 C. Milk

1 C. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

3/4 c. butter (I use 1/2 c. oil + 1/4 c. butter, but cookies won't be as crispy on the outside)
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. raisins (omit if desired, or combine with chopped nuts)

1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2.  Mix oats with milk and let sit.
3.  Combine dry ingredients and set aside.
4.  Cream butter (and/or oil) and brown sugar.
5.  Add eggs and vanilla.
6.  Add soaked oats and raisins
7.  Add dry ingredients

Look yummy, eh? :)
Drop my large spoonful or with a cookie scoop onto greased or lined cookie sheet and bake for 13 minutes.
They don't spread much , so they can be pretty close together on the sheet.

Because I use oil instead of all butter, the tops don't usually brown as much as the bottom, but they'll be firm.

Oatmealers freeze really well and keep in a cookie jar without breaking (bonus!).


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