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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Rob Roy Cookies

I found this cookie in a 1965 pamphlet cookie book.  Since Burns Night is Friday, I thought these might be good.  Australia Day is coming up, and I made Anzac biscuits (cookies) last year.

Rob Roy Cookies
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups quick oats
1 cup  chopped walnuts
1 cup raisins
2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 325. Line baking sheets with parchment

In the bowl of your mixer, combine shortening, butter, salt and spices. Mix well. Add brown sugar, blend well.  Add eggs one at a time and mix till well blended. 
Add oats, nuts and raisins. Mix
In a bowl, mix flour and baking soda. 
Add 1/2 the flour mixture to the creamed mixture.  Blend
Add the buttermilk. Blend
Add the rest of the flour mixture. Mix well. 
Use the medium or large cookie scoop. I used the large one this time

Bake 10 to 12 minutes for medium scoops, 12 to 17 minutes for large scoops. My oven took 19 minutes to nicely baked. They are done once the edges are brown. 
Makes 2 dozen large cookies and about 3 dozen medium cookies. 

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