Sunday, March 22, 2009

What I Did On National Quilting Day....

...your looking at it. I baked. No time for quilting this weekend due to family events and son's play. These cookies are a family favorite so I made them for his cast party. I'll share the recipe because they are that good! A hint and something I learned from my husband; though you likely know about it and I never knew! Put a slice of bread in with the airtight container of fresh baked cookies to keep them moist. It really works!!

Oatmeal White Chip Cookies
2 c. brown sugar, 1 c. shortening, 2 eggs, 2 c. flour, 3 c. oatmeal,
1 1/2 t. soda, 1 t. salt, 2 t. vanilla
Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs, vanilla and dry ingredients. Mix well. Add in about 1 c. white chips (more or less). Roll in a ball the size of a walnut. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 375 for about 12 minutes. Do not overbake. Cool and seal in airtight container.



30 comments:

Sherrill said...

Uh OH!!! I shouldn't have looked! Those look REALLY, REALLY good but they DON'T look Weight Watcher friendly! LOL I may hafta try them anyway! OH NO!!

Cathi said...

They look really good.....! You can proclaim your own National Quilting Day anytime you want.

Tins and Treasures said...

These cookies look amazing...thanks for sharing the recipe. Yes, you can have Quilting Day any time you wish!!
Take care ~Natalie

Wendy said...

Oh darn, I worked on National Quilt day, I'll just have to make my own National Quilting Day. Yum...the cookies look delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh man those cookies look great. And I love the quilt behind it!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

YUMMY!!!!! The cookies look tasty.
My mom taught me that years ago about the bread trick. It works like a charm every time.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

This recipe sounds like a keeper; thanks for sharing.

Fiesta said...

I love oatmeal cookies.
Thanks for the heads up with the bread.

Carol said...

YUMMERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh those look delicious...they are healthy...oatmeal...that's breakfast food. I can eat them for breakfast...YIPPEE! Thanks for the bread hint...I had no idea.

Linda said...

They look delicious!! Can't wait to have my kitchen back. Linda

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I think we could nominate these as the official snack of quilters, baked especially for National Quilting Day. Maybe I will sample a few batches first, just to make sure... ;)

Millie said...

The cookies look very good. Thanks for the recipe. I am going to try your tip with the fresh bread...we all love soft cookies.

*karendianne. said...

Ummm, yum!

Cindy said...

A cup of coffee with mine please...LOL

Uh oh, a cookie recipe that needs to be sampled. Do I thank you or not? LOL

I never knew the "slice of bread" trick. Thanks for the cool tip.

W. Latane Barton said...

They do look delicious. Wish I had some right this minute.

Wendy K said...

Mmmmm yummy cookies! Will have to try the slice of bread tip ... thanks...lol!

nannergirl said...

Wow those look delish! Thanks for the recipe. How did your son's show go?

Darlene said...

Double Yum! Thanks for sharing the tip.

Karen said...

I didn't know about bread! I love oatmeal and white chocolate, so guess who will be making a batch?

Stephanie D. said...

Well, wasn't there a quilting book once that was Quilts and Cookies or something like that? I think you celebrated in the appropriate manner!

Suzie said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe! I love to bake and this recipe seems to be a really good one!

ivoryspring said...

The cookies look absolutely yummy! I have been meaning to bake me some oatmeal raisin cookies - now you have really motivated me! :)

Cheryl said...

Yummmmmmy!! I can tell this recipe will be a keeper!

Karen said...

I hope your son's play went well! I am sure the cookies were a big hit. They look great! I always liked oatmeal cookies. Never tried it with white chips though. I will have to give this recipe a try. I had not heard of the piece of bread trick, but have heard the same is true of a slice of apple.

Vicki said...

I didn't get to sew on NQD either, too busy with "non-essential" things! Thanks for the recipe, I'm a dessert fiend...I also use bread in my brown sugar. Seems to work great.

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Suzanne said...

Cookies and sewing. What could be better?

Zlaty said...

mmmm looks yammy!

I have a recipe for chocolate chip oat cookies also and those are one of my favorites, because I believe they are good for you too! :))
I should try yours too!

Happy sewing!

Zlaty

MARCIE said...

Those cookies look good, but dang, that is one good looking quilt they are sitting on! I am glad YOU got to celebrate Nat'l Q Day!

Diane said...

The cookies look delicious, but I'm having a hard time focusing on them with that beautiful quilt in the background. I love the fabrics in it and it makes think of all those triangles I've been saving for years. The plate is fantastic too!!