Monday, January 23, 2012

The Monday Recipe Blog

Good morning and happy Monday!  Time for another Lois Elaine recipe!

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.

Nothing warms you up more on a cold winter day than oatmeal.  But some of us hate that sticky, slimy stuff in the bowl.  Oatmeal cookies, now that's another matter....Lois Elaine snagged the recipe off the oatmeal box back in the 1960's and that's the recipe she used for her cookies.  Here it is....

Lois Elaine's Oatmeal Cookies Off The Oatmeal Box:

3/4 c. shortening, soft (or you could use butter/butter substitute)
1 c. firmly-packed brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg
1/2 c. nuts (chopped, optional)
1/4 c. water
1 t. vanilla
1 c. sifted flour
1 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
3 c. oats, uncooked

Beat shortening, sugars, egg, water and vanilla together until creamy.  Sift together flour, salt and baking soda. Add to mixture.  Blend well.

Stir in oats and drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees 12-15 minutes.  Makes 5 dozen.

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