Total Time
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


  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.