Old-fashioned oatmeal cookies

Another US recipe from The Joy of Cookies, these oatmeal cookies are rich with butter and brown sugar. Sharon Tyler Herbst calls them chameleon-like, saying they change their character with various ingredients. Her variations include coconut-oatmeal, oatmeal-brownie drops (with cocoa powder and chocolate chips), mocha-oatmeal (I refuse to buy instant coffee–I have some standards!), fruited oatmeal (with various dried fruits), and chocolate chip-oatmeal.

This time around I stuck with the tried and true: raisins and toasted walnuts. Amazing!

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About pattiblaine

Raised under the name of Snyder in the upstate NY town of Vestal, I've worked as a typesetter, a fast food salad bar tender, an art reviewer, a waitress, a part-time nanny, and a very-bad-with-phones temp. Once upon a time I was all-but-thesis toward a Masters in Art History. Now I'm just a mom with a lot of fiber squirreled away throughout the house. We call it insulation. In 2013 I completed a life-long learning program at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and am a postulant toward the diaconate in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, NY. In addition to coordinating volunteers for the soup kitchen, I volunteer as a tutor at a deeply impoverished city elementary school, and am a docent at the Memorial Art Gallery.
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