Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Grandma's Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies aka: Brown Bombers!

My 7 year old son has been asking me for a couple weeks now to make his favorite cookies. I really didn't know what his favorite cookie was, so I asked. He surprised me when he said that he loved Grandma's (my mom's) Brown Bombers. That is the affectionately given nickname for her Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies. I grew up on these and for some reason don't make them very often!

Well, I finally got around to making Brown Bombers for my son. When I asked him if they tasted like Grand mom's, he said very matter of factly: No.

Darn! Well, you can't replace Grandma's cookies! They must add a secret Grandma ingredient that I don't know about yet! :)

Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies aka: Brown Bombers

1 1/4 c. flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/3 c. cocoa powder
1 1/4 c. sugar
1 egg beaten well
1/2 c. milk
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1/3 c. shortening - melted
1/3 c. butter - room temp
2 c. oatmeal (your preference)

Sift together first 5 ingredients. Combine the egg, milk and vanilla and add cooled shortening and butter. Mix thoroughly with dry ingredients. Stir in rolled oatmeal. Drop by spoonfuls onto parchment paper or sprayed cookie sheets.

Bake at 350 for 8 min.

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  1. Those cookies remind me of the no bake oatmeal cookies...hmm tempted to make some now since it has been forever since I made any.

  2. this is sweet, my grandma had a special cookie that she always made for us too. these look wonderful!

  3. Mmm, now this is the way to make one fantastic oatmeal cookie. Chocolate makes everything better. I have a sweet treat linky party on my blog that opens up later today and I'd like to invite you to stop by sometime and link your cookies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com

  4. They remind me of no bake cookies too....look amazing! I might even have everything I need to make them :)

  5. Going to have to try these ones! I awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award. Love your blog. ;-)


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