So Easy; Texas Style Oatmeal Cookies almost make Themselves!
This twist on the good old fashioned oatmeal cookie, bigger, richer and some say better than any other oatmeal cookie, a big batch of Texas Style Oatmeal Cookies will fill your families cookie cravings. Would you expect any less from our friends in Dallas? As the story is told, this recipe is one of the Bush family favorites; their recipe for Texas Style Oatmeal Cookies got out in the local paper and became a Texas Standard! Now its your turn, let’s have some fun and do some baking!
Here are the ingredients for about 5 dozen Texas size cookies:
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups old-fashioned oats
½ cup chopped nuts (can be peanuts, pecans or walnuts) optional
1/2 cup of chocolate chips (semi sweet or milk or white) optional
1/2 cup of raisins or cranberries (also optional)
Note: that article about the Bush’s said they use all of the above! Get creative!
In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda; set aside
In a separate large bowl, beat shortening, brown sugar and sugar at medium speed until well blended and fluffy.
Add eggs, vanilla and flour mixture; beat until well blended.
Stir in oatmeal
Stir in nuts and chips (if optionally chosen)
Shape dough into 1/4 -inch logs; wrap in parchment paper.
Heat oven to 350F.
Line several baking sheets with parchment paper.
Cut logs into ¼ inch slices.
Arrange about 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
Bake 10 minutes or until lite brown.
Cool on baking sheet one minute.
Place cookies on wire rack; cool completely.
Eat and repeat!
Let us know here at Cookie-Baker.com if you have success with this fantastic recipe. We will post your pictures and add your stories in our bakers corner if you like! Texas Style Oatmeal Cookies, even the name sounds like fun!