Oatmeal Crisps

Quick note to share what is, I believe, one of the greatest cookie recipes ever created. Bryan’s nanny made these for us whenever we visited (that is a picture of us all watching her favorite soap opera, years ago.). The only change I make to the recipe is to do a heaping teaspoon of Diamond Crystal kosher salt, and I bake on parchment. I don’t get 7 dozen, more like 4 using about 1.5-2 tablespoons of dough per cookie. Nanny’s are the 4th photo down. The best.

7 comments to “Oatmeal Crisps”

  1. I may make these today – it’s that kind of week. Do you have any weights that you’ve added to the recipe? And do you use the fork method? THANKS!

  2. Hi Sally! I do not have weights and definitely use the fork method. You want them pretty flat.

  3. The typed note card! Gah! Perfection.

  4. The note card made me smile. I typed my mom’s recipes on a Smith Corona back when I was a kid. I’ll have to try this recipe. Thanks.

  5. Sarita Spannuth says:

    March 11th, 2023 at 11:21 pm

    Thanks Tim for sharing this gem! It may be just me but I love reading personal notes in a recipe like “My sifter doesn’t work well, so I don’t bother”. :)

  6. I haven’t been much inspired lately so I’ve been going through my repertoire which is pretty satisfying too but this sounds very interesting now ! Even more because of the background story ! something about that is very comforting . Now I need to buy coconut asap . Thank you nanny !

  7. hi Tim! I’m back here because I’ve been thinking about podcasts a lot lately . Do you have any recommendations? food related or not . Anything worth a listen