Irish Oatmeal Cookies
March 17: Feast Day of St. Patrick
Highlander likes to eat oatmeal for breakfast to begin his workday at the top o’ the mornin’! And sometimes he can’t resist eating oatmeal cookies for a sweet snack to sustain him through the rest o’ the day. So especially in observance of St. Patrick’s Day, we used two Irish imported products to make Irish oatmeal cookies—McCann’s Irish Oatmeal and Kerrygold Butter. The recipe yields over three dozen cookies, which are enough to share with Highlander’s lucky co-workers! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
A wish that every day for you
will be happy from the start
and may you always have good luck
and a song within your heart.
(Adapted from McCann’s)
- 1 ¼ cup (2 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 cups quick cooking oatmeal
- ¾ cup raisins
- ½ cup walnuts, chipped
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter with the brown and white sugars. Beat in the egg. Stir in the vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda and ground cinnamon. Gradually add this to the butter mixture. Blend well. Stir in by hand the oatmeal, raisins and walnuts.
Scoop a tablespoon onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with the ball of your hand. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it sit on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: Approximately 3-4 dozen cookies.
- Highlander traced his ancestry to Ireland and is considered an Ulster-Scot.
- Search our blog for other Irish-inspired recipes for St. Patrick’s Day.