Sunday, December 05, 2010

The Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies - My Grandma's

My grandma never used a recipe, so I was startled to find one of hers in my mom's recipe card box.  The box is a microcosm of the 60's and 70's when every other recipe called for cream of mushroom soup.  Unbelievable. 

Anyway, these cookies would be good to whip up to have something to eat while you're making the regular Christmas cookies.  After all, you don't want to eat all those up, do you?

My mom and her friends 30 years later, 1958. They remained friends their entire lives.
Hattie's Quick Oatmeal Cookies  


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Cream together: 
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 white granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter

Add:  
1 egg, beaten
1 t. vanilla
1 T. milk


When well blended, add: 
1 cup flour
1/2  t. soda
1/2  t. double-acting baking powder
1/2 t. salt
Mix together and add 1 cup uncooked rolled oats, (quick cooking).   Mix well.


Drop by teaspoonfulls on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 8 or 9 minutes. 


You may add 1 teaspoon of orange rind to the dough with the butter and sugars.

















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