Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins
Old family recipe from my husband's Mother who was probably making these in the late 1930's. Life was on a farm and she also made her own lard at that time. Cookies can be dropped by spoonful on cookie sheet, or rolled and cut with cookie cutter. Very tasty and nice and crispy cookie.
- 2 cups lard
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 cup cream or 1⁄2 cup canned milk
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 4 cups oatmeal
- 4 cups flour
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cream together in large bowl, lard and sugar. Add egg and blend well.
- In another bowl, combine, salt, baking powder, oatmeal, and flour.
- Gradually add dry ingredients to creamed ingredients.
- Drop by teaspoonful on lightly greased cookie sheet, or roll and cut with 2- 1/2 inch round cookie cutter.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until lightly browned.
- Dough can also be molded into rolls; bake some and freeze rolls for later use.
Nice crunchy cookies that weren't too sweet. I made 1/4 batch which turned out to be 20 cookies - more than enough for 3 people! I added a little cinnamon, and wish I would have added some vanilla too. :-)
Thank you for this recipe of Chewy Oatmeal Cookies. I added cinnamon and a touch of vanilla. Just gave the cookies a little more than oatmeal flavor. Try it.I also added a cup of rasins, (my husband loves reasins in his oatmeal). I made these as drop cookies.