In our quest to make our lives a little more self-sufficient I have been making our own homemade convenience products. I decided to share these with you from time to time. We joined a food co-op in February. We were able to purchase large quantities of oats, sugar, flour, cheese and a few other items. We love oatmeal cookies here. I love the convenience of this mix without all the additives in the prepackaged mixes.
As you can see this recipe will give you many premade mixes. It actually gives you 8 mixes but I made a batch right after I finished.
Make sure you use a VERY large bowl. This will also give your arms a great workout. I eventually had to get my hands in to finish the mixing.
Oatmeal Cookie Mix
3 cups white sugar
3 cups brown sugar
6 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
4 cups shortening
12 cups rolled oats
Mix the white sugar, brown sugar, flour, baking soda and baking powder together. Cut in the shortening until it is well mixed.
Place 4 cups of the mix into Ziploc bags. There you have premade cookie mixes for your convenience.
To make oatmeal cookies:
Combine in a bowl 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons of vanilla and 4 cups of the cookie mix. Mix all the ingredients well. Drop onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes.
You can add anything you like to the cookies. I personally like raisins or cranraisins or chocolate chips.