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:
And then I dropped them on a baking sheet. It wasn’t floured because that is just really messy, I used parchment paper instead:
I’m not sure what happened, but this is the outcome:
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.
Until next time, toodles!