Thursday, February 5, 2009

Oatmeal and Raisin Macaroons


I'm not a baker, but when I was a little girl I just wanted to be in the kitchen creating, having my Mom and Dad and brothers think I was something. I am the middle kid and the only girl. I only got attention when I got into a little scrape of trouble. Which was hardly ever, really it wasn't too much. Let's put it this way, I didn't get caught that much.


One summer when I was about nine, I found this recipe in my Mother's copy of River Roads Recipes. I wanted to make something, and as any healthy nine year old would think, it had to be sweet. I also knew that if I wanted to bake, it had better be a recipe that contained ingredients we had on hand. I knew my Mom was not running to the grocery to buy stuff just to occupy me.

I found an recipe for Oatmeal Macaroons and I made them and they were good, I think I ate two and then I was bull-dozed over by my brothers and the rest is kind of hazy.


Oatmeal Macaroons -

1 cup of shortening - I used room temperature salted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs, unbeaten
1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup pecans (chopped)


Mix the shortening, brown and white sugars, vanilla and eggs thoroughly. Sift together the flour, soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and add to wet mixture. Fold in rolled oats and nuts. drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 10 to 15 minutes at 350 makes about 4 dozen cookies.


27 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

Wow, these look fantastic! Do they have the texture of a macaroon? Ive never had any type but coconut, how original. Love the idea!!

gigi said...

Oatmeal raisin are my all time favorite cookie. They are just the most southern cookie yet. My mama never made anything else. That's the only kind she ever made.

JodieMo said...

I think you are a mind reader. I have been craving oatmeal cookies all week. I think I'm going to have to make some "for the kids".

Debbie said...

I've never heard of oatmeal and raisin macaroons. They sound delicious!

April said...

My hubby loves oatmeal and raisin cookies! I will have to make these for him. Thanks for the recipe!

Natashya said...

Mmm.. oatmeal cookies are my favourites. (sorta glad I was an only child though..)

Maria said...

Oatmeal cookies are my favorite!! I can't wait to try these!

Greg C said...

That looks like the recipe I have been searching for. My wife's late grandmother used to make something like that. I am going to try it, maybe tonight.

Priscilla said...

These look so good. I like how you said you got bull dozes by your brothers and the rest was hazy....boys seem to devour sweets so fast and you stand there wondering WHERE is the stuff I made?!?

Marjie said...

"Bulldozed by your brothers" - how funny is that? Those are nice looking oatmeal cookies.

5 Star Foodie said...

The oatmeal and raising macaroons look so yummy! I'd like to have some with my late morning coffee right now!

Reeni♥ said...

I love oatmeal cookies!! They look so yummy!

Cheryl said...

Those look really yummy, thanks for sharing! I will have to make em for my home boyz!! i.e. all my husbands friends!

Cookie said...

Wow, for someone who's not a baker, you sure did a great job! I LOVE anything with oatmeal and raisins in it cuz they just feel so healthy, you know? It's like they cancel out the butter (or shortening) and sugar! :)

Make a Roux said...

Those cookies look beautiful. They're the perfect golden hue!

All the River Road Recipes volumes were treated like bibles in our house! I am pretty sure we used that recipe, or another similar one growing up.

Elra said...

Oatmeal, pecan, and raisin, this cookies is so scrumptious.
Cheers,
Elra

The Blonde Duck said...

Those look so good! I can't imagine you being a troublemaker! :)

Shanbanan said...

Saw in the News-Sentinel that Sevierville is getting a new New Orleans restaurant. Hope you're as excited as I am.

Oatmeal + Cookie = YUM!

Lucy said...

These cookies look fantastic! Growing up in a large family, I recall my baking goodies being bulldozed by my brothers too!!

Joie de vivre said...

Poor thing. I can imagine you being bulldozed by hungry teenage brothers. I might be tempted to bulldoze you too for these cookies!

Not Another Omnivore said...

Those look soooo good!

NAOmni

Sara said...

These look so good, I can't even remember the last time I had an oatmeal cookie. I need to change that, and soon!

jesse said...

"I ate two and then was bulldozed by my brother and sister"
AWWWW... hahaha, I love your stories about your childhood. I just want to give that kid a hug!

Peter M said...

These take me back to when I was a young lad...soft & chewy cookies. Thanks for the memory.

Aggie said...

I LOVE these!! Oatmeal cookies are the best...love this twist on it.

Ricardo said...

I absolutely love macaroons and these oatmeal ones just look like they would hit the spot..thx 4 sharing kisses xx

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