This week we have made coordinating aprons for Charlotte, my mother-in-law, and myself.
Donning our new aprons we set out to make my mother-in-law's favorite cookies- Oatmeal Craisin.
So yummy (...and kind of healthy...they have oatmeal in them....does that count?).
This is a great cookie dough to make and have on hand because it freezes really well. I generated a recipe card for you to download or print with this cookie recipe on it -you can make your own recipe cards at this adorable site. This is the step-by-step...although I will admit the pics are more of Charlotte than cookie making......here we go :)
Step 1: Mix the sugar and shortening.
Step 2: Add the eggs.
Step 3: Sift the dry ingredients. (bonus sifting tip: Instead of using a sifter, use a whisk - it gets out all the lumps just as well)
Step 4: Mix in the vanilla.
Step 5: Add the coconut, craisins, and oatmeal and stir.
Step 6: Roll the dough into balls.
Step 7: Put some granulated sugar in a bowl. Wet the bottom of a glass, dip it into the sugar. Press the cookies flat with the sugared glass. It makes them nice and sparkly.
Step 8: Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
Enjoy with a nice cold glass of milk!