Grandma’s comforting oatmeal cookies

Grandma, Mom & 3 of my Aunts (just 4 of the 11 kids!)

My Grandma’s kitchen smelled wonderful. Freshly baked bread, hearty soups, roasted meats, cakes, muffins and cookies…there was always something on the go. One of the best aromas to ever emanate from the oven came from Grandma’s oatmeal cookies. This simple to make treat would have my many cousins and I running through the house to “smell” the kitchen (& anxiously await the first batch)! Now when I make them my husband comes running!

The Original Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie recipe as written by Grandma (with notes/substitutions by my health conscious Mom)

This is my version of the Oatmeal Cookie recipe. Not as sweet (or huge!) as Grandma’s but just as tasty!

Ingredients: 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup margarine, 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons of vanilla (= 1 small packet of vanilla sugar in Germany), 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 cups flour, 2 cups rolled oats/oatmeal(Haferflocken in German)

Optional: 1/2 cup chocolate chips or  1/2 cup chopped nuts

Chuck it in all in a big bowl & mix together well.

Lightly form into balls & place on cookie sheet

Bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit – 180 celsius – gasmark 4 for 13 – 15 minutes until light golden brown

Enjoy!

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