Recipe by Cat^..^atude
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.
Top Review by Random Rachel
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. :-)
- 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
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.