Thread Number: 40202  /  Tag: Recipes, Cooking Accessories
Eleanor Rigby's Oatmeal Cookies
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Post# 426883   6/13/2020 at 09:53 (225 days old) by dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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I once knew of an old shrew, always single and always alone. Drawn face, and large behind. Everyone called her Eleanor Rigby (all the lonely people). One day, she came to our Church (St. Elizabeth's) for the Church Picnic and brought cookies. I was an alter boy at that time. I guess she was baking when she should have been thinking about dying.

My mother asked her for the recipe, and Eleanor in a moment of human kindness, gave it to her. I have made them many times. They are moist and delicious. Some people make such DRY cookies.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cream in a large mixer, 1 stick of butter, 1/2 cup Crisco, with 1 cup of white sugar and one cup of brown sugar and three eggs. Cream in a KitchenAid for about 4 minutes. In a Sunbeam it will take a little longer. The ingredients should be a lovely pale yellow color and form a ribbon from the beater to the bowl.

In a food processor, process 1 cup oatmeal until it's the consistency of flour.

Add the oat flour plus one cup AP flour to a sifter. Add one teaspoon of baking powder and one teaspoon of baking soda. One teaspoon of salt as well. Sift the dry ingredients together.

On low speed, add the dry ingredients 1/4 cup at a time until incorporated.

Stir in 1/3 cup oatmeal. At this point, 1/2 cup raisins are optional.

Use an ice cream scoop to measure out the batter onto parchment lined sheet pans. Six large cookies to a pan. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until lightly browned on the bottom (no one likes a soggy bottom). Cool on pan for 10 minutes before removing to cooling rack. Serve with a nice glass of Hans Craig's Southern iced tea (flavored with a little McCormick's lemon extract).

Post# 426891 , Reply# 1   6/13/2020 at 14:41 (225 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorites. One of my specialties is Oatmeal Raisin Pecan Coconut Brown Butter cookies. I like them on the chewy side.

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Post# 426900 , Reply# 2   6/13/2020 at 17:56 (225 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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It's a wonder she didn't leave something out of the recipe. Giving out incomplete recipes is a time honored Southern tradition.

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