Fantastic Bake Along – Grandma’s Cookies!

Get out the mixer and warm up the oven because it’s going to be a yummy, yum, yummy Bake Along this month!   We would love to have YOU join in the fun with us.  Here is how:

This month’s star baker is Kate @ Life, Tea,and Everything.  Kate is a Crocheter and has also just learned to Quilt!  She is AMAZING:). But her weight loss journey this year has been truly inspiring.  Way to go Kate!  Luckily she still finds a few calories to share with us each month though.  I’m so glad.  It is always fun to Bake Along with her:)

For this month’s recipe, she has chosen to share her grandma’s oatmeal cookies.  Now we’re talking!  A tried and true family recipe.  Yum!  I can’t wait to make up a batch or two!  

Kate’s Picture of her delicious cookies!

Here is the recipe, but be sure to head over to Kate’s fantastic blog to hear about the sweet story behind these cookies.

Grandma Thompson’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe by Kate @Life, Tea, and Everything

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 6 oz chocolate chips

Important: Follow recipe closely as results depend greatly on order of addition of ingredients!

Preheat oven to 350 F. 

Beat shortening, sugars, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add flour and salt. Mix well. Dissolve baking soda in boiling water. Add to flour mixture. Stir in rolled oats, nuts, and chocolate chips.

Drop from teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Flatten with fork dipped in cold water.

Bake 10-12 minutes. Makes approximately 7 dozen.

Don’t those sound yummy?!  I hope you will make a batch and join in the fun!

Here are the links to bakers who have joined along in past Bake alongs and who have said they want to join in this week’s Bake Along:)

I am so excited to try one of these SWEET cookies!   Once again, thank you Kate for the recipe:). See you Saturday as I eat one of Grandma’s Cookies!

17 thoughts on “Fantastic Bake Along – Grandma’s Cookies!

  1. Hooray! The first thing I baked when I got my new oven two weeks ago was Oatmeal cookies!! This is hubby’s favorite so I’m sure he won’t mind that I’m baking them again!! I am SO happy to be back for the Bake Along!! 😀

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  2. Hey Tracy!! 😊 I heard about the Fantastic Bake Along from AJ over at A Petite Slice of Life and I was very interested as I love to cook and bake👩🏼‍🍳 I think I understand how it works, but let me make sure! You’ll post on Saturday the new recipe for the week and then we bake it sometime during the week. The following Saturday we put up how we did. Is that right?

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    1. Hi Abbey! I hope you will join us. It is so fun to Bake Along together. The recipe is posted the 1st or sometimes 2nd Tuesday of each month. We all Bake the recipe and post our results on the Saturday of the same week. I post a link to everyone who has commented that they are interested in joining along. I choose different star bakers each month usually going down the line of those who have participated in past Bake alongs. It’s very light hearted and low stress. Sometimes there are accidents in the kitchen but we still blog about the adventure. There is only one rule, be nice. Simple, right? Shall I add you to next months bake Along?

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      1. Okay, so the recipe will go up the 1st or 2nd Tuesday, then I will make it in the corresponding week, and then post of the adventure on the corresponding Saturday. So once a month and not weekly? That’s more doable! I would love to join!:)

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