Recipes from Shinsei | Lynae's grandmother Opal Lynn's Oatmeal Cookies


My Grandmother's name was Opal Lynn Loughmiller, but we affectionately called her Gram. I have such great memories of baking cookies with Gram at her home on Lake Tyler. It was so homey and comforting. The view was so beautiful. Gram's house always smelled delicious and you were hungry the minute you walked in the door. I think Gram was always cooking or about to start whipping up one of the many recipes that fill my memory of being at her house. I think it's really true that great cooks have the ability to stir in a cup of love that you can smell, taste and that you never forget.  We've had these cookies on the Shinsei menu since the beginning.

I hope you enjoy these!              


Gram's Oatmeal Cookies

SERVINGS | 4 dozen
PREP TIME: 25 minutes
COOK TIME: 10 minutes per dozen
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 25 minutes


•  1 cup Crisco
• 1 cup granulated sugar
• 1 cup brown sugar
• 2 eggs
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1 ½ cup flour
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 3 cups rolled oats


Preheat oven to 375.
In a bowl, cream Crisco, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda, and salt.
Add sifted ingredients to shortening-sugar-egg mixture, and mix just until incorporated.
Add oats and mix until just incorporated.
Don't overmix as that makes the cookies tough.

Place heaping tablespoon size balls of dough on a cookie sheet, spaced 3 inches apart.

Bake for 10 minutes, and let cool on rack.



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