Thursday, December 4, 2014

Oatmeal Lizzies

 Like a cheap pair of underwear, this is a cookie that sneaks up on you. At first, the pleasant taste and crunchy texture seem far from addicting, but like those potato chips in the yellow bag, you can't stop with just one. Ask Mr. O-P whom I had to direct to step away from the cookie plate after consuming nearly half a dozen. Yes, I can hear crunching from the other room.

I don't know the source of this recipe. I'd emailed it to my mother twelve years ago with the not-so-subtle suggestion that she make them. She printed out the recipe and put it in her recipe box which is where it remained until I stumbled upon it yesterday.

It goes together easily. I mixed everything in a stand mixer, didn't bother to chill the dough, and used my beloved cookie scoop to plop hunks of dough onto the greased cookie sheets. I managed to make and bake them while dinner was cooking. These will make a nice addition to the holiday cookie tray.

Oatmeal Lizzies

1 c. shortening (I used Crisco)
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. butter flavoring
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 c. quick oatmeal
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c. Heath Bits O' Brickle
1/2 c. chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Grease cookie sheets; set aside.

Cream sugars and Crisco. Add milk, flavorings, and eggs. Slowly add flour, salt, and soda. Stir in oatmeal, chips, and pecans, blending to incorporate. Chill 20 minutes (or not).

Shape into 1-inch balls and place on greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake 12-15 minutes until lightly browned. Cool on racks and store in air-tight container. Makes 4 1/2 dozen.
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Marigene said...

My husband will love these...he really enjoys crunchy oatmeal cookies compared to the chewy ones! As a surprise, I will bake a batch for him...and maybe eat one or two seeing they don't have raisins!
Have a great weekend, Pattie.

xinex said...

Mmmmm yum! These cookies look so good. I want to thank you for the very nice comment you left on my blog. You made my day....Christine

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, no! It's a trap! You're in on the conspiracy to make me gain as much as I already weigh this Christmas season!!! I can see how the Bits o' Brickle would give this cookie a little extra snap, and I have no doubt I'll be hooked.

Please know I will take your name in vain while on the treadmill! :-)

Mimi said...

I've never heard of a Lizzie! But I will surely try this. With this ingredient list, they would have to be good. The photos are beautiful, too.

The Quintessential Magpie said...


Boy oh boy, these look good. Wish I had a batch right now.

Thanks so much for the well wishes. Yes, it is not something you want to have. There is a vaccine for it that I didn't have. But I survived. I can tell you, it is not for sissies of which I am one! ;-)


Sheila xoxoxox

Linda said...

Lol at cheap pair of underwear, Mr. O crunching, Mom not making the recipe but putting it in her recipe box, and with your photo I really can almost taste the cookies. How refreshing to find a blogger that isn't afraid to use Crisco. Sigh...thank you.

Miz Helen said...

We will just love these cookies, Patti. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day.
Come Back Soon,
Miz Helen