My spam folder was very kind to me this week when it brought me the recipe for oatmeal drops. I love oatmeal cookies. Not as much as chocolate chip cookies, but they’re still delicious.  I love them with raisins or dried apple or craisins or dried blueberries, or without any fruit.  Maybe next time I’ll make them with chocolate chips or white chocolate chips.

I got everything together to start the recipe and discovered I was out of raisins. Oh well, I like oatmeal cookies without raisins, even if Fred thinks they’re just a way to eat some fruit. He’d say ‘look, I had fruit!’ after eating three oatmeal cookies. I tried to tell him that didn’t count, but he didn’t care. He had fruit.  Especially if I made them with dried apple.  He loves those.

Anyway, on to the recipe!

Place in a saucepan

One cup of corn syrup,

One-half cup of shortening,

One cup of chopped raisins.

Bring to a boil and cook for five minutes and then add

One teaspoon of soda dissolved in

Four tablespoons of cold water,

Two cups of rolled oats,

One-half cup of flour,

One-half teaspoon of nutmeg.

Mix and then drop by the spoonful on a greased and floured baking 
sheet two inches apart. Bake in a hot oven for ten minutes.

I did what the recipe said!  Here’s my saucepan with the recipe ready to go:

Oatmeal Drops in the Pan

Oatmeal Drops in the Pan

And then I dropped them on a baking sheet.  It wasn’t floured because that is just really messy, I used parchment paper instead:

Oatmeal Drops in the Pan

Oatmeal Drops in the Pan

I’m not sure what happened, but this is the outcome:

Baked Oatmeal Drops Fail

Baked Oatmeal Drops Fail

Needless to say, these went into the trash.  I didn’t even let them finish baking.

At some point I messed up that recipe and I didn’t get my oatmeal cookies.  But I had a yen for them, so I made some with my favorite recipe.

Successful Oatmeal Cookies

Successful Oatmeal Cookies

Until next time, toodles!