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Share your deals & questions 2/9

Posted February 9

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  • jdouglas13 Feb 9, 2017

    DrD - thanks for posting the recipe! I always love a good cookie recipe. Cookies are good for the soul. :)

  • Dr D Feb 9, 2017

    Boo - I rarely seem to be able to get the line feeds just right through an entire post!

    The salt, baking soda, and oatmeal should of course have appeared neatly each on their own lines.

  • Dr D Feb 9, 2017

    In case RAESMOM hasn't already sent the recipe, here it is. Clearly it's been awhile since I've even looked at it, because my notes say I used Quick Oats, not rolled. Probably either would work.

    Rolled Oatmeal Cookies

    3/4 c. shortening
    1/2 c. sugar
    3/4 c. brown sugar
    2 eggs
    1 tsp. vanilla
    2 1/2 c. flour
    1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. baking soda 2 c. oatmeal (quick oats)

    Mix sugars and shortening until smooth, then mix in eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients together, then mix all ingredients together. Roll out dough to 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Could try rolling out with powdered sugar instead of flour. Cut out cookies with cutters. Use lightly greased baking pans. Try to place uniform shapes together on one pan. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Makes about 4-5 dozen.

    Although some recipes recommend chilling the dough, my notes indicate this dough rolls out better at room temperature.

    Have fun making and decorating them with the grandkids!

  • twinredheads Feb 9, 2017

    Thanks on the heads up on the pizza! Alas, I left HT at 3:15 and missed your post :(. I guess we can't win them all :). At least I have chicken in the slow cooker as the unintended back up.

  • CountryGirl10 Feb 9, 2017

    I will be baking with the grandkids on Saturday so anytime you post/send the recipe will be great. Again thanks.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Feb 9, 2017

    FYI - Today is National Pizza Day and you can get a Harris Teeter Take & Bake Pizza, located in the cold case in the Fresh Foods department, for $4.97 on 2/9 ONLY. VIC card required. While supplies last.

  • Dr D Feb 9, 2017

    Thanks RAESMOM1612! Totally forgotten that I'd sent it to you. Now COUNTRYGIRL10 has another vote of approval for working that recipe with little ones. Yes, of course you may send it, but if you wouldn't mind, please remove my name and e-mail address from it first. I like to keep some sense of obscurity online. :-) If that's too time-consuming, I'm happy to do so this evening.

  • raesmom1612 Feb 9, 2017

    3rD I still have that recipe.....of you are ok with me sending it to countrygirl10 I don't mind. Rae had a good time making those :) email me countrygirl10 at Juanita.smith@hotmail.com and I'll send it this afternoon.

  • Dr D Feb 9, 2017

    COUNTRYGIRL10 - I'm at work and my favorite recipe for sturdy yet yummy cut out cookies is at home. If you don't need it today, I'll locate it overnight and figure out a way to get it to you. If you need it today, here are a couple of links that look like similar recipes. The key ingredient is Old Fashioned rolled oats (not quick oats), although my recipe does not call for chopping/cutting them as these do.


    http://www.hanielas.com/2013/09/recipe-for-oatmeal-cut-out-decorating.html#.WJyAUVUrK70Have fun baking and decorating cookies with your grandchildren! Our children still have fond memories of cookie baking and decorating when they were young, and so do I. :-)

  • CountryGirl10 Feb 9, 2017

    Need recipie please. A cookie dough suitable for young grandkids (age 3) to help roll out and use cookie cutters. Something that holds together well as we roll and cut them. Thanks so much!