Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Nana's Oatmeal Crunchies
A simple but delicious refrigerator cookie recipe from my grandmother that's packed with rolled oats and walnuts. Oatmeal Crunchies (makes 4-5 dozen) 1 c butter 1 c white sugar 1 c brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 1/2 c flour (may need a little more if dough seems soft) 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 3 c quick oats (I use reg. oats) 1/2 c to 3/4 c chopped walnuts or pecans Cream the butter and sugars. Add the eggs and then the vanilla. Then mix in the flour, baking soda, and salt, and finally add in the oats and nuts. Put the dough into 3-4 logs (maybe 2-3 inches in diameter) on separate sheets of cling wrap/wax paper/parchment paper. At this point freeze or chill the logs well. When you're ready to bake them, slice them into rounds and bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes, til they're caramel in color. Depending on how you slice them, they will make 4-5 dozen--and they go fast!