Marry Me (Martha)! Cookies

I was lucky enough to be handed the secret recipe behind the soft and delicious Oatmeal Raisin Cookies I so loved as a child. My Nana used to make these for me and she got the recipe from her sister, Martha. My (great) Aunt Martha.

I made a few adjustments and began to make them at a diner I worked at and within a week, received 3 marriage proposals!
Seriously. O.K. So it turns out they weren’t very serious about getting married but they were serious about loving those cookies so I renamed them Marry Me (Martha) cookies!

I also made some of these for a family of friends that were all the way across the country and hear they traveled real well.

You will need:

1/2 cup butter softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 C white sugar
1 C light brown sugar
2 eggs
2 C flour (all purpose)
2 C oatmeal (not instant!)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp molasses
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
1 tsp cinnamon
1 C raisins

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Put flour, oatmeal, soda, salt, and spices together in a large bowl and stir well. Set aside.

Cream together the butter, shortening the two sugars, molasses and vanilla mixing well.  Stir in eggs.
Add in the dry ingredients 1 cup at a time, mixing in well.  Add raisins last and stir in well.  With a large spoon, scoop out cookie dough and light flatten the center with a fork.
Bake about 10 to 14 minutes.  Transfer cookies to brown paper to cool.  A large brown grocery sack cut open and spread on your counter top or table is ideal for absorbing some of the oil and cooling the cookies.  Store in covered container.

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August 22, 2010. Tags: , , , . Recipes.

3 Comments

  1. giddy replied:

    I’m drooling.

  2. bookwormbethie replied:

    oh i’m drooling too! definitely bookmarking this page so i can make them when it cools off down here, we rarely ever use our oven in the summer.

    • Modern Ma'am replied:

      OOh don’t I know it. I try to avoid the oven as well. These are really great fall cookies as the spices all kind of scream fall to me.
      I’m about to post a couple summer friendly desserts that have been blowing my mind.

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