Dad's Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time
32mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
12 mins

My mother gave me this recipe over 25 years ago. I thought I had better post it before I lose the worn out piece of paper it's written on.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. In one bowl cream butter, lard, and sugar.
  2. Add beaten eggs and vanilla.
  3. In another bowl add sifted flour and other dry ingredients.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture.
  5. Roll into small ball, and flatten with a fork on a ungreased baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 375 F for 10- 15 minute.
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5 5

Emm so wish you could smell them. What a nice surprise for kids to come home to smelling them coming right out of the oven. Excellent recipe.

5 5

I have this same recipe but had forgotten just how delicious these cookies are. They're buttery crisp on the outside with a slight toothsome chew to the inside. They're not too sweet. You can add a bit of cinnamon and allspice if you prefer a spicier cookie. I used unsweetened dessicated coconut which is very fine so you hardly know it's there. Pressed some of the balls to 1/2" thickness with a fork (baked 13 minutes), and some 1/4" thick with the bottom of a glass (baked 12 minutes). The ones pressed with a glass are slightly thinner and more crisp. Made a half recipe - yield was 18 cookies.