Sunday, September 1, 2013

Oldies but Goodies~

This keeper recipe is Circa early 80's..I typed it out to save in 96..but I got this recipe..somewhere..early 80's~
It is one of my favorite cookies apart from shortbreads..and my daughter's Smores..
We all have fave choco chip cookie recipes..I have a stack..seems like when you are at someone's home throughout your life.. and there are fresh chocolate chip cookies have one..and you need the recipe..
and the Neiman Marcus ones..etc..I have oodles of them and keep most..but this one is different.
The cookies can be made flatter with less flour.
The recipe makes enough to give away:)
I made 3 containers to give away..a bit flatter and added a bit more flour for ours..not much..but because I like them a bit drier and higher (not crisp..not hard..) just more oatmealy it seems this way..

In my recipe file they are called Great Cookies ♥ ..not very original but they are:)

La Recette~

1 cup of butter or margarine (we never have margarine)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
Cream together then add:

1 1/2 tsp baking soda and a pinch of cream of tartar in a 1/2 cup of water and add to the above..
Then add:

1 1/2 cup of flour
2 1/2 cups of rolled oats
1 cup raisins
1 cup choco chips..(milk or semi-sweet)
You have pre heated your oven to 350 degrees
And prepped your cookie sheet with a silpat or parchment.
Form dough into balls.
Flatten lightly w/ fork.
Bake ap 10-12 mins.

Try them..Bet you can't eat just one..:)
If they flatten while baking..add a bit of flour before baking the next batch~

I don't drink enough I am trying to add some by having a café au lait..mid morning.:)
It's either closing my eyes and drinking half a glass fast  ..of milk..or softening it with a touch of coffee..
I think I have had 2 cups of coffee this summer.
It was just not a coffee type of summer~

PS..The apron is an easy do thanks to the Graphic's Fairy~  You can find the download here to print..
This is actually an artist's apron..but I brought the apron upstairs and just added spoons:)
It could be a cook's apron..or a gardening apron..
But this one was actually made to paint with..alone:)
You will need a printer for this project and Iron-On transfers..
I always cringe since I have messed so many up in the past..but this one worked very well~

September 1rst..Can we believe it? 

"Try to remember the kind of September
When life was slow and oh so mellow
Try to remember the kind of September
When grass was green and grain so yellow
Try to remember the kind of September
When you were a young and a callow fellow
Try to remember and if you remember
Then follow--follow, oh-oh." 


  1. I just love your blog. Your photos are absolutely wonderful. I must try the cookies!!! I love cookies right after cupcakes! :-D
    Thank you for visiting my latest post. For some reason my blog was having difficulties and my finch photo was not showing up. I believe it is now fixed (fingers crossed) and you can now see the adorable little finch!

    1. Will go peek..maybe our finches are related:)

  2. Those are my favorite kind of cookies, perfect for Sept 1st (gasp!)

  3. Yammie !!!...have a nice sunday Ria...x !

  4. those cookies look delicious and love your pictures of course!!xo

  5. They are one of my all-time favorite cookies. Love your photos. Deb

  6. A pleasure to visit You. Beautiful sites to see,and I can almost smell those cookies. AHAA YES! I can feel Fall is almost here :) Denise

  7. Love the idea of using the white sugar with the brown sugar. My husband will go crazy for these Monique.

  8. the oldies are almost always the goodies - these cookies look amazing -
    Mary x

  9. Yummy cookies! As always, I loved your great photography skills. You take beautiful photos.

  10. I have my oldies but goodies too Monique. The tried and trues and the old faithfuls! These cookies look delicious. I like mine a bit drier and higher as you do. I prefer a cookie that is short and crunchy over a cookie that is flat and chewy.

    Your photographs as always are breathtakingly beautiful. You have such a talented eye for photography. You always delight. Love you much! xxoo

  11. I have oldies from my mom and mom in law too...
    real one can replace those...
    yours are all gleaming and exquisite!
    Have saved your oat you think I can substitute coconut for the raisins Monique...
    happy week to you
    I have the "little darling' we spoke of in your email coming for the week! Will bake him these cookies
    Shel xx

  12. Summer did just fly by. I have realized that I do not like heat. By the end of August I am so tired of that tired feeling from steamy weather so when the calendar flips to Sept 1 I breathe a sigh of relief. Time to think of oatmeal cookies, changing leaves and cooler temperatures.

  13. Ooops! My fingers can't seem to spell this morning. No margarine in our kitchen either. These sound delicious and I think they'd make a glass of milk go down quite easily!


  14. My fingers can never personla emails many of my letters are reversed:)
    There is an anticipation for fall we all must admit how very beautiful it is..and humidity is no ones favorite..
    It's just winter:(
    And bread rises so much better here in summer!
    It is labor day today..
    Raining and grey..not that pretty and I found many turning leaves yesterday..
    Have a great labor day everyone..
    Just relaxed..

  15. You are right...I do have quite a few cookie recipes. I love the traditional cookies, the stand-bys that are always so tasty! Oatmeal, raisins and can't beat that especially with an ice cold glass of milk, as Bonnie mentions...

  16. You are right about the favorites! These are one of our family favorites...i always make the ones on the box top of the Quaker Oats...just leave out the raisins and the cinnamon and add chocoate chips! I will try yours soon!
    September 2 already....the summer flew by...
    Bisous xo

  17. Each year, the summer flies by...I wonder what it would be like to not have winter...would be feel differently. We enjoy the stand-bys very much. I use the Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe from the bag of chocolate chips. I probably should have made them for my DH today since he returns to school tomorrow and is not thrilled about it ;o)

    1. I would miss winter..I just want it for December ..until January 15th:-)

  18. One can never have too many chocolate chip cookie recipes. I love the oatmeal - choc chip variation. It reminds me of my dad and his love of cookies. Please tell me, Monique, how in the world do you keep the bottoms of your copper pots so perfectly polished. I use my copper every day and just can't keep ahead of the tarnish on the bottoms. One of these days I will try an iron on transfer.

    1. You made me smile Cathy..those are pots ..I never use..and last night we ate at my daughter and son in laws..I had given him a few at least 10 yes ago..he was in fact using them last night..they are worn and gorgeous with a wonderful old patina..
      My resolution was to start using mine..they are at least 30 years old:-) they have always hung..there are 3 I think..I do have bowls that I have used..
      So keep yours used ..I covet that:-)

  19. Finally I created a google account so I can post comments here! I am always inspired by your creations and photography. My Labour day resolution is to visit here more.
    It feels like September here all of the sudden...coming your way in a few hours I bet.
    Avery is happy...she wants to wear a sweater for first day of high school!

    1. You just made my night:-)
      It would be great if when we clicked on your would bring us to your blog and site:-)
      Saw a beautiful pear recipe..gluten free..will send to you.xx
      Avery will have a great day tomorrow:-)

  20. Delightful cookies! I love the ingredients you've used. They would not last long at my place...



  21. Such pretty images ~ and the gorgeous cookies are just icing on the cake! Keepers for sure ... gmta, I too like a bit of extra flour!
    Sept. already! oy. xoxo

  22. Something about September makes me just want to bake, but then I want to eat the whole batch. These sound and look fabulous. Your other images are wonderful too. I love your shiny copper pans - too perfect!

  23. Oldies are so often the besties! Love your cookies, they remind me of coming home from school and having a wonderful aroma wafting through the screen door. My mom made something like this.
    I don't drink enough milk either but having a big plate of cookies like these on hand would certainly solve that problem :)

    1. We will be having a few of your cookies and scones here soon:)
      Will toast with milk:)

  24. Your pictures are always so gorgeous. Love all these oldies and goodies you're sharing. These cookies sounds fantastic. :P Love oatmeal and raisins together.

  25. Your photos are always perfect! I have to make some cookies this weekend, my husbands favorite are oatmeal chocolate chip. Thanks for the idea!
    Lovely flowers and love your new apron, another inspiring project I have to make....


    1. I have pears and yellow zucchini on my list:)

  26. One of my favorite cookies growing up! Hubby has been asking me to make some oatmeal cookies and I think these will be the ones. Thank you for sharing Monique:)

  27. Oatmeal raisin cookies and chocolate chip cookies are both favorites of mine. I love how this recipe combines them both.

  28. Monique, I hope you won't mind if I take one or two...dozen cookies. And the song is already embedded in my brain and in my soul. Thank you dear.