Saturday, December 11, 2010

GRANDMA BURNAM'S COOKIE RECIPE

This is a recipe that I copied from my MIL. It was one of her mother's recipes.

Sift together 3 times:
3 cups of flour*****
1 teaspoon soda
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
Add
2-1/2 cups of sugar
Cut in
1-1/2 cup shortening
Add
3 cups quick rolled oats**; store in air tight container.
When ready to use
2 cups of mix
Add
1 egg
1 Tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Choice of or all three
pecans
chocolate chips
coconut
Drop by spoon onto cookie sheet, 350 degrees till done, number of cookies depends on amount of mix.

*****The first step can be made easier by using self rising flour, not adding soda, salt, baking powder. It's a really old recipe so don't know if there was srf then. Oil does not work, must use shortening.

**DRY not cooked....it's just called oatmeal these days.

Yes, it can be worked up for a jar gift to a teacher or friend, I'd rather have the finished product than the jar. ;)

Happy Sweet Saturday!