Oatmeal Refrigerator Cookies Recipe

Posted in on the 3rd March, 2013

Oatmeal Refrigerator Cookies RecipeIngredients:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
3 tablespoons molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups rolled oats

Equipment:
Mixing bowl
Mixer
Baking sheets

Directions:

  1. Mix together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. Cream the shortening with white and brown sugar and continue mixing until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time then add in the orange zest, molasses and vanilla. Add in the flour mix gradually while mixing until all the ingredients blend. Add in the oats.
  3. Once the dough has blended well with the ingredients, set it on a flat working surface. Divide the dough into two halves. Shape both into long logs about 2 inches in diameter. Wrap the dough in waxed paper and refrigerate overnight.
  4. When you need to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F or 175 degrees C. slice off the chilled dough into cookies about 1/4 inch thick. Place on cookie sheets set 2 inches apart each other.
  5. Place the cookie sheet inside the preheated oven and leave there for around 11 to 13 minutes until the cookies are golden brown. Remove the cookies and set aside to cool off before removing from the cookie sheet.