NILDESPERANDUM… Never Despair
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
This recipe was shared in an old home school bulletin by our pastors wife. Called Grandma Turner’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, it is noted as his favorite cookie.
Oatmeal raisin cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy inside.
Raisins for me… chocolate chips for Jared
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 egg beaten with 1 Tbs water (I did not add the water)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups oats (not instant)
- 1 cup raisins (or chocolate chips)
Bake at 350 for 13 minutes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and oats.
- In mixer bowl, cream softened butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
- Stir in egg and vanilla.
- Add dry ingredients and stir to combine. Stir in raisins or chocolate chips.
- Scoop by spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 13 minutes. (using a small ice cream scoop, I got 36 rather large cookies and baked 16 minutes)
- Allow to sit a minute or two before removing to a cooling rack.
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What an adorable way to improve communication! (and yummi too, of course!) Your grandson has a beautiful smile and you both are lucky to have this time to spend together. I'm sure he will cherish this moments with you for the rest of his life.
By the way, my daughter is in the middle of a hard exame today,and yesterday I baked some of your cookies for her and her boyfriend to take with them and get some extra energy. They loved the cookies, so thanks for the recipe ( and the idea 😉
Katherines Corner says
Please take no offense, but I think you are wrong…I think he loves hanging out with you!The cookies are wonderful too Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Wishing you a happy weekend. xo
I have a question!
oats – You mean something like that:
sorry, but my english is very weak 😉
Tammy@T's Daily Treasures says
P.S. Glad to hear you made it through the storm okay. Blessings, Tammy
Tammy@T's Daily Treasures says
I would imagine you are the best grandma ever. My kids don't have that sort of relationship since my in-laws have both passed away and my mom is in Mississippi while we are way over here. My older son doesn't talk much but my 14 year old still loves to do a lot of talking and hugging. I didn't bake at all last week — unusual for me. May have to make some oatmeal cookies this weekend. Best wishes to you, Tammy
I too connect with my Grandkids through cookies. What is that magic spell? I am glad you found it. I hope you will share these at my holiday cookie exchange: https://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/2012-cookie-exchange-cookies-and-memories/
I think a lot of people will love this story!
Your cookies sound delicious! and your Grandson is so handsome!!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!
it is difficult when they get older and no longer find it as entertaining to hang out and chat with you. Those moments you do get them engaged though are precious. The cookies sound great
What a great way (and creative!) to communicate – COOKIES
They look great and I really the recipe 🙂
Your cookies look wonderful.
Sometimes we need to learn how to communicate all over again when they hit the teens!
What a wonderful exchange. Your handsome grandson teaches you Latin. And in turn, you reward him with your fantastic baking!
My son is taking French this year; I think I'll go bake him something 🙂
Happier Than a Pig in Mud says
Sounds like another winner! I've bookmarked it to try-my sons love oatmeal cookies too:@)
Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness says
A picture is worth a 1,000 words. WOW on the cookies, I see they are so big they do not fit in the glass.
Those look wonderful Lorraine. What a wonderful grandmother you are! Having had two teenage boys let me assure you-monosyllabic answers are the norm! xo Diana
Barbara F. says
This is a nice vintage recipe, but cookies are always in style. Glad they help bring a smile to your gson. Latin? I didn't think they taught that anymore. xo
I can't help but think you are a fun grandma! Look at that stack of cookies! Impressive and such a way to his heart as well as wracking your brain on the Latin and playing the phone games! You know he will never forget these time with you.