The ladies of this family were fine
cooks. We are fortunate to have
some of their recipes which we will
I can not remember going to
Grandma's house that she did not
have these cookies on hand or in
Grandma's Oatmeal Cookies
With Butterscotch Morsels
1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter flavored Crisco 1 1/2 cups flour
2 beaten eggs 1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups rolled oats 1/2 cup nuts
Combine salt, flour, and baking soda in medium bowl.
In mixing bowl cream together Crisco, brown sugar, white sugar.
Mix in eggs and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture. Mix well.
Add rolled oats and nuts.
Shape mixture into logs. Wrap each log in wax paper.
Preheat oven to 375.
Slice and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Put 1 butterscotch
morsel on top of each cookie. Bake for 10-12 minutes until light
Dough can be kept in freezer. Slice and bake as usual.
Baked cookies also freeze well.
Jo always baked the Christmas cookies
for the entire family. She had scads of
cookie cutters including some from our
grandmother, Gertie. Sometimes she
saved some for the great neices and
nephews to ice. To be really good, we
always said the cookies had to be stored
in those old metal cans they kept
rendered lard in years ago, but Jo
settled for tupperware.
Jo's Favorite Christmas Cut-Outs
3 cups brown sugar 6 cups flour
1 1/2 cups lard 2 teaspoons baking soda
4 eggs 3 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla 1 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour milk or buttermilk
Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
Cream brown sugar and lard together. Add eggs and vanilla.
Add flour mixture alternately with milk.
Chill overnight. Very important to do this.
Roll on floured board and cut. As the dough is stickly, you will have to use
quite a bit of flour when rolling cookies. Bake at 400 degrees for 8
minutes. Cool. Ice with powdered sugar icing and decorate. Makes 8-10
dozen cookies. Recipe can be cut in half.
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