Thursday, December 23, 2010
Colonial Easy Cookies
I don't know if this recipe really dates back to the Colonial times but without the addition of an egg, they make a very crisp cookie. They're very good.
2 cups butter (you may use half margarine, if you desire)
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
4 cups oatmeal
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the flour and soda. Stir in the oatmeal. You may have to stir in the last bit of oatmeal with a spoon, unless you have a powerful mixer. Dough will be very thick. Roll into 1" balls and bake on ungreased cookie sheets, 350 degrees for 10 - 13 minutes or until lightly browned. These cookies will flatten themselves. If you want to add peanuts, just press a few onto the top of the rolled ball of dough, since they are a little on the crumbly side before baking.
Let cool on the cookie sheets for a few minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.