Chinese New Year Cookies: Oatmeal Crispies

May I present the first CNY cookies that I baked for 2009: Oatmeal Crispies!!!

I get to know this recipe at Pioneer Woman’s blog. And I thought why not make this as CNY cookies. The end results are real good! They’re very crispy and yummy. Mine’s darker in color. Will tell you why later.

1 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3 cups quick oats
1/2 cup finely chopped pecan

Btw, I bought a new gadget. A stainless steel measuring cups set. Wohoo!! My current one is plastic & I dislike them. They’re a pain to wash too when smolder with butter. I thought I wanna get one from ebay not until I saw a very reasonable priced steel cups at Bagus. RM13 nia.


Cream shortening with brown sugar & sugar in a food processor until combined.

Beat eggs in a separate bowl. And add vanilla essence. Stir until combine. Add to the shortening+sugar mixture.

Stir until combine.

In another bowl, mix flour, salt & baking soda. Add them to the shortening+sugar+egg mixture & mix until combined.

Add quick oats (I use quaker oats) & mix well. Next add chopped pecans & mix… again.

Divide the dough into two. Then placed them on baking paper. Roll them into cylinder (like a log) & wrap tightly with baking paper. You can then freeze or chill it for later or bake them right away by slicing it first. I know my half is not half at all.

Make a few batch and freeze them for weeks. Bake them during ’emergency’. As in when you’re craving for crispy cookies!

Bake them at 180 degree C for 10 minutes. I baked mine for 15 minutes because when I bake them at 10, the middle part is a bit chewy. I think it’s not done yet. That’s why my cookies color is brown & not golden. Yield 80 ‘precious’ pieces!!!

All in all this recipe is a breeze. You can go to Pioneer Woman’s blog for a better look of the methods. Cheers! Gong Xi! Gong Xi!

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  • Reply Dawn January 7, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Very yummy looking, but I think I have to cut down on baking all these sweets, if not cannot have to keep buying new pants for the both of us!!! πŸ˜€

  • Reply annant January 7, 2009 at 2:02 am

    they look very nice are u sure they are nice? *sour grapes*
    i wish i have interest in baking… :hehe:

  • Reply Che-Cheh January 7, 2009 at 7:48 am

    Dawn, haha surprisingly this cookies is not very sweet but still they’re cookies. :tongue:

    Annant, hmm they don’t look really nice but they really taste nice. :tongue:

  • Reply xin January 7, 2009 at 11:28 am

    wow! can i have some? i am not a baking person, so much hassle to blend, then wash the stuff. lol.

  • Reply jemima January 7, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    I’d like to order 100pcs please. :drool:

  • Reply FeR January 7, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    love recipes using cups! so much easier! πŸ˜€

  • Reply Angie Tan January 7, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Wow!! Looks delicious!! If I put less sugar in it, I think it’s a treat that both humans and doggies can share, right? Not that I like to give my dogs sugary food.

    Oh well, I love oats and so, don’t think the dogs will ever get to share the cookies with me. HOHOHO!!!

  • Reply Che-Cheh January 7, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Xin, you want? I can send some to you. The washing part eh… normally I ask my maid to wash hehehe

    Jemima, hehe really?

    FeR, I like recipes using grams. I hate to wash the cups. But plate okay (use to measure grams).

    Angie Tan, even though this is oatmeal cookie… you won’t feel the oatmeal…just crunchiness. Yes less sugar for dogs. But I just give Chester.

  • Reply wuching January 9, 2009 at 7:31 am

    Che-cheh the domestic goddess!

  • Reply Che-Cheh January 9, 2009 at 7:38 am

    Wuching, AHEM! AHEM! :battlingeyelashes:

  • Reply jam January 12, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Looks nice! You really good in this!

  • Reply Che-Cheh January 13, 2009 at 7:21 am

    Jam, nah. I’m just good at following orders (recipes) Hehe

  • Reply Elaine February 1, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Thank you for sharing all your tried and tested recipes. Love all the 4 cny cookies especially kueh kapit. I am definitely saving and bookmarkin your blog… enjoyed your way explaining … so funny and cute! Kiong Hee Huat Chye Che Cheh!

    • Reply Che-Cheh February 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm

      Hi Elaine, Kiong Hee Huat Cai! Thank you for enjoying the way I write. Haha Glad you love the CNY cookies. Cheers! πŸ™‚

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