Archive for May, 2012

Famous Oatmeal Cookies

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

It’s Mothers Day and I have to repeat this one:

“Remember when MOM was your whole world? MOMS are magnets. MOM is WOW upside down. Give your MOM flowers on your birthday. Remember the womb. MOM always has kleenix. We only get one MOM-we can adopt others. MOMS are human beans too. Waltz in the kitchen with MOM. MOMS are mystical, memorable and marvelous. Go curl up near your MOM and tell her stories. Wear chenille bathrobes together. MOMS worry deep. Bake cookies and argue gently. Write down all the reasons you’re mad at her and deal with it. Make a list of all your favorite things about your MOM. Play cards together, eat M & M’s and laugh until your cheeks hurt. Forgive all the old junk. Call your MOM and tell her you’ll love her forever. Tell her now.” I read this in the NewsExpress newsletter, in 1997, and it still makes me cry.

Famous Oatmeal Cookies from My Mom

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon Watkins Original Double Strength Vanilla
3 cups un-cooked oats
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together shortening, sugars, egg, water and vanilla until creamy. Add combined remaining ingredients, mix well. For variety you can also add chopped nuts, raisins, chocolate chips or coconut. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 – 15 minutes. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

Happy Mothers Day!