This is an old family recipe that I 'tweaked' by adding macadamia nuts. I bake about 1,000 of these every year for our St Joseph Garden Tour and I don't even have any crumbs left.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sift flour, resift with salt and baking soda. Stir in oats and nuts and set aside.

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  • Cream together sugar and shortening. Add eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and beat til thoroughly mixed.

  • Roll dough in waxed paper like logs, shaping as you roll. Refrigerate overnight.

  • Unroll cookie dough and slice 1/4 inch thick and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

314.6 calories; 3.9 g protein; 40.8 g carbohydrates; 20.7 mg cholesterol; 211.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2003
This is actually my recipe and it just dawned on me that I should have listed the size of eggs that I used for this recipe. This may be the reason that one reviewer had some difficulty with crumbling. I use 2 Extra Large eggs for this recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/04/2003
there is something drastically wrong with this recipe. After chilling the logs the are impossible to slice. I finally crumbled the logs and added another egg and a bit of milk to get a cookie batter texture. THEN they were good! Read More
(10)
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2003
This is actually my recipe and it just dawned on me that I should have listed the size of eggs that I used for this recipe. This may be the reason that one reviewer had some difficulty with crumbling. I use 2 Extra Large eggs for this recipe. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2007
I tried this recipe this past Christmas for my Mom's Christmas cookie give-away. She put them on her tray to take to her office and my phone did not stop ringing for the recipe! They are amazing! One of the best cookie recipes that I have ever tried! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2003
My family loved this recipe. I substituted a half cup butter for half a cup of the shortening and I added half a package of good-quality white chocolate chips. I also made them as drop cookies instead of chilling them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2003
I think these cookies are great! My family just loves them too. Very easy to make and rather than chill them in the fridge I just dropped them as drop cookies! Worked great. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/03/2003
there is something drastically wrong with this recipe. After chilling the logs the are impossible to slice. I finally crumbled the logs and added another egg and a bit of milk to get a cookie batter texture. THEN they were good! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2005
I'm not a fan of oatmeal cookies but now that I've tried these I'm hooked. These are simple and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2006
This was a very nice recipe that was simple & easy to make and the results were very much enjoyed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
Easily the best oatmeal cookie recipe that I've ever tried! I did opt to use the dough and make drop cookies rather than refrigerated/sliced with wonderful results!! Thanks Sue! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/13/2005
Maybe it's personal preference. I enjoy macadamia but when put with oatmeal cookies was a bit too much for me. Was little too sweet too. Would cut sugar by 1/4 each next time. Read More
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