Success is not final, failure is not fatal - it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Sir Winston Churchill

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cool day + birthday lunch =

Old fashioned oatmeal cookies.
The recipe is from my "Taste of Oklahoma 1990" cookbook and is really, really good.
But don't just take my word for it, try them for yourself...
Ein kalter Tag, ein Geburtstagsessen auf der Arbeit - genau richtig um Haferflocken - Rosinen Plaetzchen zu backen.
Das Rezept stammt aus meinem "Taste of Oklahoma 1990" Kochbuch und ist wirklich lecker.
Probiert es halt mal aus...Combine 3 well beaten eggs, 1 tsp vanilla and 1 cup raisins and let stand for one hour.
Cream 1 cup shortening (can be part butter) with 1 cup brown and 1 cup granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
Sift 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp soda and 1 tsp cinnamon.
Add to creamed mixture, mix well.
Mix in egg - raisin mixture, then stir in 2 cups oatmeal and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.
Dough will be stiff.
Drop by teaspoon on ungreased cookie sheet or roll into small balls and flatten - which is what I did. Bake at 350 for 10 - 20 minutes. Mine took about 15 minutes.

Drei Eier verquirlen, 1 Teel Vanille und 1 Tasse Rosinen dazu geben und fuer eine Stunde stehen lassen.
1 Tasse Backfett (kann auch teils Butter sein) mit 1 Tasse braunem und 1 Tasse weissem Zucker cremig ruehren.
2 1/2 Tassen Mehl mit 1 Teel Salz, 2 Teel Natron und 1 Teel Zimt sieben.
Zur Backfett/ Zucker Mischung geben und gut verruehren.
Eier - Rosinen Mischung dazu geben, dann 2 Tassen Haferflocken und eine 1/2 Tasse gehackte Walnuesse unterruehren.
Mit einem Teel auf einem ungefetteten Backblech Haeufchen setzen, oder Kugeln formen und dann flach druecken. (Das habe ich gemacht.)
Bei 180 fuer 10 - 20 Minuten backen. Meine haben ca 15 Minuten gebraucht.
Lasst sie euch schmecken!


  1. Those do look yummy!!!
    Is it your birthday????? If so...have an amazing day and year!!!

  2. These look delicious and I am alway on the lookout for new recipes. Thank you. With the beautiful name Anke I assume you were born in Germany. Is your husband from Germany also? It must be wonderful to be able to offer your girls their second language so naturally. My sister in law is Japanese American and it is just lovely how my nephew and niece are bilingual at such a young age. Blessings to you.

  3. Suz, it's not my birthday, guess I should have said that. The cookies were for our monthly birthday dinner at work. So far it was a pretty good day though... :-)
    Debbie, I was born and raised in Germany, but my husband is not German.

  4. Anke, these look delicious! My husband and I were just talking the other day about how we would like to reduce the sweets we eat... we don't want to give them up completely, just make smarter choices and choose ones with better ingredients. Oatmeal and raisin cookies made it on the list. I'll have to try your recipe.

  5. Danke für das Rezept, liebe Anke. Ich liebe Haferflocken und die Rosinen kann ich ja weglassen. :-)))
    Liebe Grüße, Petra

  6. Anke,
    I posted the slipper pattern on my blog if you are interested. The cookies look yummy.

  7. Hallo Anke,
    die sehen echt lecker aus , ihrgendwann mache ich auch mal welche!
    Sei gegrüßt

  8. das hört sich mal wieder einfach+lecker an (ohne einfach ist mir nichts lecker genug!!!!), diese cookies werde ich anpacken, hatte grad überlegt, was ich am wochenende backen könnte! danke!

  9. Hallo - die Kekse sehen unheimlich lecker aus. Ich glaube, wir werden sie nächste Woche einmal ausprobieren :)

  10. I bet not let my crafty 80 year old neighbor see this recipe, she will never stop baking oatmeal cookies! She has been baking oatmeal cookies so much lately, and they taste ok, but these sound really yummy! Now I have another recipe to try from you.
    Take Care,

  11. Your blog is very cool! interestings notes! sorry my bad english! hugs from São Paulo, Brazil!