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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Mine For 44 years

When I came home from work today the house had this familiar smell from my childhood. Grandma's Oatmeal Cookies. OMG!

Grandma had recipe folders when we were growing up. She'd snip out and tack in recipes from magazines and newspapers, these interspersed with handwritten cards bearing the bosom-held secret recipes of family and friends. Hers were fat and full with both the memory and the promise of delicious meals. And cookies
 Since our book Outlander is set in 18th century Scotland and they relied on the abundance of oats, our food theme for the month is Oatmeal Cookies. Grandma loved them and when I looked at her recipe book, she had lovingly marked this recipe as her own. For 44 years.
These are the ones I remember. They are not flat like most of the oatmeal cookies we are familiar with. They are high and light and they have clove and cinnamon. They are so grandma.
 She ate them like this.
 With butter.
 For breakfast.
Please, if you make nothing else from this blog, make these. Follow the recipe exactly.
I remember how much she loved these. You will not be disappointed.
I promise............

My Old Oatmeal Cookie Recipe (Grandma J.)
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup melted shortning-not oil
2/3 cup sour milk
2 cups oatmeal
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp soda, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp cloves-sift together
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup nuts
Beat eggs and add sugar and beat thoroughly. Add shortening.
Stir in rolled oats and milk. Let stand 10 minutes. Add dry ingrediants and raisins and nuts.
Bake at 375Deg. for 10 min. make sour milk, just add vinegar to milk. about 1 tsp per cup of milk
More later.........
P.SS...Matt made these:)


chloé said...

awwww! i want to try these! did you save me some? how cute of dad to make them!!

Maddie said...

they DID smell absolutely delicious :) I will take better pictures next time haha, with the good camera. But I like your pics :) It was neat to look at grandma's recipes and her handwriting . . . Love you mom!!

John said...

Oh how I remember eating these cookies. Yum eee

Masters Of Disasters said...

Those were good cookies. Grandpa always had them in a Coffee can in his van. I would eat them when we went dog training.

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