The last batch of cookies we made were oatmeal with holiday M &M’s – I figured with the oats they were not as bad as if we made another type of cookie. The list of teachers has been made and the bags are ready to go to school today and be handed out. Baked goods makes it so much easier to give to all of the teachers that Stella has – between school, after school, theater and guitar, it adds up quick!
Oatmeal Cookies (courtesy of my Aunt Candace)
1 cup shortening (I used butter)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour (I used wheat)
1 tsp salt (I omitted since the butter was salted)
1 tsp baking soda
3 cups oatmeals (not quick)
1 cup M & M’s (you can also do raisins, chocolate chips or nuts)
2. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well.
4. Add the oatmeal – this I mix by hand.
5. Add the M & M’s.
6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
7. Drop by teaspoonful onto an un-greased cookie sheet. I use a melon baller – works really well and the perfect size.
Makes a lot!