I've been making these cookies for the last 30 years. My mom in law always made these and so I've been eating them since we started dating.
The recipe is from the Mennonite Treasury of Recipes and they are called Oatmeal crispies.
The original contributor was Bertha Thiessen.
The cookies are crisp and freeze wonderfully. I made a half recipe .. for the two of us. These can be made with raisins instead of chocolate chips. . and the nuts can be eliminated as well .. .use your imagination with the add ins. .
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup chopped nuts . .optional
- 1 cups chocolate chips/or raisins
- and .. 1 cup candy coated mini eggs .. optional ( I used dark chocolate .. because we all know that dark chocolate is high in antioxidants . . .small smile)
- Cream the butter and sugars.
- Add the rest of the ingredients in order given.
- Bake at 350 F for about 12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Eat one cookie every day after lunch. . .they are very good for you .. (referring to the dark chocolate part . ..the antioxidants and all .. oh. .and if you are reading this before noon on April 1st ..Happy April fools day!)