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Picnic Packers Oatmeal Cookies is a family favorite recipe, particularly in the summertime!
Is there a summertime dessert that makes you think of summer? For
I grew up loving these cookies and I don’t really care for oatmeal raisin cookies. Except these, they are definitely an exception! Picnic Packers Oatmeal Cookies are ideal for this time of year since there’s no chocolate to melt in the summer heat!
I especially love them for road trips. Their portability makes them great for when you’re on the road and need a little something to tide you over but don’t want to stop. Or you know, when you find yourself hungry in the middle of the night but don’t want to go looking for a vending machine at your hotel in your jammies. They’re good for those moments, too!
These cookies are very easy to throw together and are perfect for any outdoor event whether it’s a barbecue or picnic! I’m actually on a little road trip to Kentucky today for my family reunion this weekend. I have a big batch of these cookies with me to take tomorrow!
I hope you enjoy these Picnic Packers Oatmeal Cookies as much as we do and make them a part of your own summertime tradition!
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Picnic Packers Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp cloves
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups uncooked rolled oats
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup nuts chopped
- Start out by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.
- Sift or whisk flour, salt, baking soda, and spices together.
- Cream the shortening with a mixer. Add the sugars and mix thoroughly. Beat in the eggs.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and blend well.
- Stir in the oatmeal, raisins, and nuts. I always use walnuts but feel free to use whatever type you like.
- Lightly grease or line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place the dough on a cookie sheet using a teaspoon or mini scoop. Gently flatten the cookies with a spoon. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until golden. I prefer to use parchment paper or silicone mats for easy cleanup.