Family Favorite Cookies


Today on Life As Mom, the Ultimate Recipe Swap is all about Favorite Cookie Recipes. And, as usual, I couldn’t make just one, so I have 2 to share with you. These are both family favorites and both come from my Mother-In-Law’s collection.


Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

1 c. Flour

3/4 t. Soda

1/2 t. Salt

1 t. Cinnamon

1/4 t. Nutmeg

3/4 c. Soft Shortening (I use Butter Flavor Crisco)

1 1/3 c. Packed Brown Sugar

2 Eggs

1 t. Vanilla

2 c. Uncooked Oats

1 c. Raisans

Sift together flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Beat until smooth.  Stir in oats and raisans. Drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 min.


No Bake Peanut Butter Mounds

1/4 c. Butter or Margarine

1/2 c. Milk

1/2 c. Peanut Butter

2 c. Sugar

1/3 c. Cocoa

3 c. Oats

2 t. Vanilla

Mix sugar and cocoa in heavy saucepan, add butter and milk. Bring to boil, stirring constantly and boil about 2 min. Remove from heat, stir in oats, then peanut butter and vanilla. Mix well. Drop by teaspoon on waxed paper. Let cool.

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  1. Jodi says:

    Mmmmm…. I need to go make some cookies now!!

  2. Yum, I love cookies, and I really love the no bake cookies! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Tracey says:

    I make something similar to your no-bake cookie recipe and they are one of my husband’s favorites. I’m hungry!!!

  4. Lori says:

    Ooooh, I make those no bake cookies a lot!!! They are so good and sooooo easy! :) This cookie recipe swap is making me hungry!!!
    Have a great day!

  5. Oatmeal Cookies are my fave! And I love the no-bake idea. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Sherry says:

    We love oatmeal cookies and especially the no bake. My daughter makes those up pretty regularly. :D

  7. My dh loves peanut butter so I think I’ll try these with the girls on Monday! Easy, not a lot of ingredients and no baking. Sounds like a dream.

    What a fabulous Thursday!Sunshine and cookie recipes. Mmmm! I love cookies :)

  8. I’ve been looking for a good chewy oatmeal raisin cookie recipe. Can’t wait to try this one!

  9. Anna says:

    No Bake cookies are one of my favorites (and my husband’s). My recipe doesn’t have as much peanut butter in it. I will have to try this one so that we can compare the tastes.

  10. Thanks for visiting me on my blog, Liz!

    No bake cookies are always so popular. They are great during warm weather too so we don’t have to turn on that oven.

  11. Rona says:

    Happy Tasty Thursday!

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