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Total Time
32mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins

This recipe was in my mother-in-law's box of handwritten recipes. I suspect she found it in a magazine ad or got it from a friend. The date could be anywhere from the 1950s to the 1970s. Maypo is a maple-flavored hot cereal popular in the 1960s and 1970s. It's become more difficult to find but worth it for the cookies, if not the cooked cereal.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cream 1 cup shortening.
  2. Beat in: eggs, brown sugar, and white sugar.
  3. Add flour, salt, soda dissolved in 1 T hot water.
  4. Stir in: Maypo, vanilla, nuts, butterscotch and/or chocolate chips.
  5. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet.