Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Stress-Relief Baking and My Mother's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

In the midst of this pandemic, I've read from multiple sources that baking is a great way to relieve stress and I believe it! I've been baking up a storm here! 

In fact, I sent a GIF of this guy to my daughter-in-law the other day and told her that this was me in the kitchen that day. 😆

(To view the GIF click HERE.)
The day that I sent it to her I had made cookies, three small loaves of French bread, and four loaves of Amish Friendship Bread. That was a lot of baking in one day...even for me! 😅 

So, what about you? Are you a baker? If so, do you find that you are baking more now than usual? What are some of your favorite things to bake?

Today I'm including this family favorite recipe...my mother's Best-Ever Oatmeal Drop Cookie recipe. 


Mom used to bake these cookies for me when I was a child and I made them for my own children as they were growing up. Now, my daughter and her children make them, so this is a recipe that spans at least four generations...maybe more!

Not only are these cookies wholesome and comforting, but this recipe makes a big batch...approximately 4 dozen cookies. 

MY MOTHER'S BEST-EVER OATMEAL DROP COOKIES

2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 c. oats
1 cup softened butter or margarine
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1/2 c. milk
1 c. raisins
3/4 c. chopped nuts

Mix all ingredients until well blended. Drop by teaspoonfuls on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.



Until next time...
~Rebecca

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3 comments:

  1. Yum, I love oatmeal cookies. Yesterday I made cherry brandy coffee cake, Today I made vanilla cupcakes and chocolate coffee frosting. Today is my sons 23rd birthday and that is what he wanted. Our landlady just bought down raspberry nut bars. You see, I think we are all going to be very fat when all this doom and gloom will be over with, grin (just teasing--although, we have been under "house arrest" for 3 weeks now, grin).

    Thank you for the smiles. Now, I must go gather the English muffins, pizza sauce and cheese (since the pizza place is closed due to the virus), again, my son requested English muffin pizzas, grin. Have a great remainder of this Tuesday, smiles.

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    1. Mmmm-mmmm-mmmm! Sounds like you've got a bunch of yummy baking going on over at your house, too, Linda, and...I failed to mention it my post...but I had a homemade pizza baking in the oven while I was typing it up! LOL! :D Have a great rest of the day! Blessings! <3

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  2. Amish friendship bread is so good and you accomplished a lot on your baking day. Thank you for sharing your family recipe. I plan to make them soon. :)

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