Monday, June 20, 2011

The Monday Recipe Blog

What a great Monday it's going to be!  Here's a recipe to start it off....

This blog features Lois Elaine Mueller's recipes every Monday. Lois' heyday was in the 1950's and 1960's, and her children swear she was the best cook that ever lived. Many baby boomers will remember these mouth-watering recipes, and these dishes are just as tasty today as they were in the sixties.

If you're going to eat cookies, they may as well be loaded with healthy oatmeal, right?  For those of us who can't stand the taste and texture of a bowl of breakfast oatmeal, it may be the only way to ingest this essential grain.  Oatmeal cookies are timeless - just as popular now as they were back in Lois Elaine's day.  This recipe card notes that it came from Wava, who was a favorite friend of Lois Elaine's, in 1980.

Lois Elaine's Oatmeal Drop Cookies:

2 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 1/2 t. cinnamon
2 c. "quick" oatmeal
1 c. shortening or butter, softened (Note: for soft cookies, use only 3/4 c.)
1/2 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs
1/2 t. vanilla
1/3 c. milk
1 c. raisins
3/4 c. chopped nuts

Combine butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl. Cream for 2 minutes. Add milk.  Mix together flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon, then add that mixture to the butter mixture. Add oatmeal and blend well. Add raisins and nuts. Drop by teaspoonful onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for about 12 minutes, or until brown.
Makes about 5 dozen cookies.


  1. Aren't these old recipes great? I just can't cook fast enough to try them all out!
    Thanks for your comment, Territory Mom!