This month’s Improv Cooking Challenge ingredients are Oatmeal and Raisins. And I went straight for the obvious…cookies! As always, a big thank you to Kristen, of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker, for organizing us. I can eat raisins, but am not a huge fan. I usually substitute out Craisins (dried sweetened cranberries) whenever possible. But a few in oatmeal cookies don’t bother me a bit…especially when there are also chunks of white chocolate and dried cherries. I’ve taken the original Quaker Oats oatmeal cookie recipe…which was on the carton long before the Vanishing Oatmeal Cookie which is there today…and added everything but the kitchen sink. Feel free to add 1 cup of whatever add ins you want…nuts, chocolate chips, dried fruit, coconut.
Chewy with caramel undertones from all the brown sugar, these are wonderful and addicting! Not anything remarkable to look at, but all you oatmeal cookie fans will love these.
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar