Poor Man's Cookies

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by mary ellen b

Rich in taste and cheap enough to make. This receipe dates back to the 1930's.

Top Review by JillAZ

These are really good. I was very skeptical, but they turned out great. Kept their cookie shape and they taste really good. They remind me of the topping on fruit crisp. Yummy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine oats, sugars,flour and salt.
  3. Combine soda and water;stir into oats mixture along with shortening and vanilla.
  4. Roll into walnut size balls.
  5. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to stand 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.

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