Betty's Oatmeal Cookies

Betty and I had fun chatting today. I did say that I had to get on with baking for lunches. As Betty's recipes NEVER fail and are always a hit...I asked her for one of course. Here is a spectacular Oatmeal Cookie recipe straight from Betty's kitchen. She even baked them way out her way whilst I baked mine. Then she took pictures which showed just WHY she is the baker and why I am not. Hmmm...which to show ...I think that as it was a joint effort, albeit miles apart....I'll combine our photos.

3/4 cup lard
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup coconut
Cream lard and sugars, add egg and vanilla and mix well. Mix dry ingredients and stir into the moist ingredients until well mixed.
Drop with spoon on pan. Bake at 350 for approx 12 min. just until golden in color. Take carefully out of oven and set gently on cooling rack and let sit a few min before removing from pan.
These cookies are crispy on the outside and and tender on the inside..they melt in your mouth!


  1. I have a similar recipe with peanut butter. . .I'll have to post this as the twinsie cookie to yours. It does look really good.

  2. i love these cookies, we call these dad's cookies at our house. dad loves these because they don't have chocolate....go figure.

  3. If I grew up on cookies, it would be oatmeal cookies ...but I think my mom put in about 5 times as much oatmeal. My dad liked them hard and crunchy. Go figure. I'd like to try these. They look really good.

  4. They look yummy...I have an oatmeal cookie recipe ready to post also (called Ranger Cookies).

    I love your cooling rack, Trish. It looks like it may have been hand-made...with love.

  5. OOOOOOOOhhhh. See, now I knew I should have said whose pics were whose...grin. The beautiful picture at the top with the flowers is right from Betty's kitchen; the cooling rack is also her's. Yes...isn't it nice?! I exclaimed too when she sent me her pics. My only pic on this post is that pale looking batch of cookies...grin. I msned Betty and said...are they supposed to look like this? To which she replied..."golden is a good word" Sigh and Double Sigh! They went like hotcakes in my home ANYWAY!

  6. These cookies go like hotcakes at our house..some like them dunked in milk. Me..just with a cup of coffee!

  7. My girls loved these oatmeal cookies. The coconut gives it that little bit of a boost in flavor and chewiness. I had no lard and used butter instead.

  8. did anyone make them? Because i tried, and im wondering if the baking soda is out in the above recipe?? The resultant flat as crepe cookies tasted ok'ish but they were obviously out on something and had the chemical aftertaste of baking powder/soda.