Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Oatmeal Cookies

 I couldn't do all these posts without featuring the cutco knife!
These are my dad's favorite cookie and after making these it brought back so many memories.

Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 beaten eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3 cups quick cooking oatmeal
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Cream shortening and sugars.  Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.  Add flour, salt, baking soda.  Add oatmeal. Bake at 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes (not too long).

Also, form these into logs and freeze them.  Then cut them off and make the perfect icebox cookies.

 Grandma said she got this recipe from someone she worked with in Omaha.  She taught her how to roll the cookies in wax paper and freeze to cook at a later date.

1 comment:

  1. she called them ice box cookies. and just as a side note. the recipe in the cook book for saurerkraut and dumplings came from an old boyfirend's (frank rhea) mother. if i am not mistaken he proposed to grandma but she wasn't interested in getting married at the time. she said the family was bohemian.