Cookies & Candy

Lace Cookies

Summary

Yield
60 Cookies
SourceLouise Dowden (1979)
Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
5 minutes
Total time
25 minutes

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 c
oatmeal, uncooked
1 1⁄2 c
light brown sugar
2 T
flour
1⁄2 t
salt
2⁄3 c
butter, melted
1
egg, slightly beaten
1⁄2 t
vanilla

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix oatmeal, brown sugar, flour and salt. Stir in melted butter, then add egg and vanilla and combine well. Arrange batter by 1/2 teaspoons 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Cool slightly, removing cookies from cookie sheet as soon as they are firm. Makes about 60 cookies.

Oatmeal Drop Cookies

Summary

Yield
60 Cookies
SourceLeslie Massey (1985)
Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
30 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 c
shortening (can also use butter or margarine)
1 1⁄4 c
sugar
2
eggs
6 T
molasses (can also substitute maple syrup)
1 3⁄4 c
sifted flour
1 t
soda
1 t
salt
1 1⁄2 t
cinnamon
1⁄2 t
nutmeg
1⁄4 t
ginger
1⁄4 t
allspice
2 c
rolled oats
1⁄2 c
chopped nuts (pecans taste best)
1 c
raisins

Instructions

Soak raisins in very hot water to plump them up. Mix together shortening, sugar, eggs and molasses. Sift together sifted flour, soda, salt and other spices. Stir into liquid ingredients. Drain raisins. Stir in oats, nuts and raisins. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly brown. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.  

Notes

These cookies are very thin, lacy-looking and chewy.

Cape Cod Oatmeal Cookies

Summary

Yield
50 Cookies
SourceAmy Williams (1990)
Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
12 minutes
Total time
32 minutes

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 c
flour
1⁄2 t
baking soda
1 t
cinnamon
1⁄2 t
salt
1
egg
1 3⁄4 c
oatmeal
1⁄2 c
walnuts or pecans, chopped
1 1⁄2 c
raisins
1 c
sugar
1⁄2 c
shortening, melted
1⁄2 c
butter, melted
1 T
molasses
1⁄4 c
milk

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix dry ingredients (flour, soda, cinnamon and salt) in a large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Arrange by teaspoonful on buttered cookie sheet. Bake until edges are brown, about 12 minutes. Makes 50 cookies. 

Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Summary

Yield
36 Cookies
SourceMarion Shepherd (1977)
Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
12 minutes
Total time
32 minutes

Ingredients

1 c
raisins
1⁄2 c
shortening
1 c
sugar
2
eggs
1⁄4 c
milk
1 2⁄3 c
rolled oats
1 1⁄2 c
flour
1 t
baking soda
1⁄2 t
salt
1 t
cinnamon

Instructions

Wash raisins in hot water and drain. Cream shortening with sugar, then add beaten eggs and milk. Combine with oatmeal and raisins and mix well. Add flour, sifted with soda, salt and cinnamon. Beat thoroughly. Drop onto greased pans and bake about 12 minutes in a moderate oven at 350° to 375° . Makes about 3 dozen medium-size cookies. 

Famous Oatmeal Cookies

Summary

Yield
24 Cookies
SourceLenere Shrieves (1980)
Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
8 minutes
Total time
28 minutes

Ingredients

3⁄4 c
Crisco
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1⁄2 c
sugar
1
egg
1⁄4 c
water
1 t
vanilla
1 c
sifted flour
1 t
salt
1⁄2 t
soda
3 c
Quaker Oats
3⁄4 c
chocolate chips
3 c
finely chopped nuts

Instructions

Beat shortening, sugars, egg, water and vanilla together until creamy with an electric mixer. Sift together flour, salt and soda. Add to creamed mixture; blend well. Stir in oats and then chocolate chips. Can add 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts, if desired. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake in preheated 350° oven for about 8 minutes. 

WHITE CHRISTMAS CRUNCH

Summary

Yield
5 Quarts
SourceBonnie DeWitt (1999)
Prep time
1 hour
Cooking time
5 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 5 minutes

Ingredients

1 pk
mini pretzels (10 oz.)
5 c
Cheerios
5 c
Corn Chex
2 c
salted cashews or other nuts
1 lb
M & M's (holiday colors are nice)
24 oz
vanilla chips
3 T
vegetable oil

Instructions

In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. In a microwavable bowl, heat the chips and oil on medium-high for 2 minutes, stirring once. Microwave on high for 10 seconds more. Stir until smooth. Pour over cereal mixture and mix well. Spread onto three waxed paper-lined sheets. Cool. Break apart. Store in an airtight container.  

Dixie's Scramble

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceNancy Alonzo (1991)
Prep time
1 hour
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 lb
white chocolate
1 c
broken pretzel sticks
1 c
dry roasted unsalted peanuts

Instructions

Melt chocolate over hot water; stir until smooth. Add pretzels, then peanuts. Spread to a thin layer on a cookie sheet. Chill. Break into pieces. 

Chinese Chews

Summary

Yield
24 Cookies
SourceRuth Browning (1979)
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
5 minutes
Total time
20 minutes

Ingredients

4 oz
chow mein noodles (up to 5 oz.)
2 c
peanut butter (up to 3 cups)
1 pk
butterscotch chips

Instructions

Melt in the chow mein noodles and peanut butter in a skillet. Fold in the butterscotch chips. Drop onto wax paper and let set for a couple of hours. 

Chocoate Chip Treasure Cookies

Summary

Yield
44 Cookies
SourceAnn Marie D'Andrea (1996)
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
12 minutes
Total time
27 minutes

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 c
graham cracker crumbs
1⁄2 c
all-purpose flour
2 t
baking powder
1 cn
fat-free Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk (14 oz.)
1⁄3 c
margarine or butter, softened
1 1⁄3 c
flaked coconut
3⁄4 c
butterscotch or peanut butter chips
3⁄4 c
milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips
3⁄4 c
chopped walnuts

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375°. In small bowl, mix crumbs, flour and baking powder. In large mixing bowl, beat margarine; add condensed milk and beat until blended and smooth. Add cracker mixture. Stir in coconut, chips and walnuts. Spray cooking spray on cookie sheets. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto sheets and slightly flatten with spoon (wet spoon, if necessary). Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let set on cookie sheet 1 to 2 minutes after baking, then loosen carefully with spatula. Store loosely covered at room temperature or freeze for longer freshness. 

Notes

If you Like Seven-Layer Bar Cookies, You’ll Love These!!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Summary

Yield
50 Cookies
SourceMrs. Ardith Nolte (1988)
Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
18 minutes
Total time
38 minutes

Ingredients

1 c
margarine (2 sticks)
1 1⁄2 c
sugar
2 1⁄4 c
flour
1 t
soda
1
egg
1 t
vanilla
1 t
salt
12 oz
chocolate chips
1 c
nuts (optional)

Instructions

Cream sugar and butter, and add egg and vanilla. Sift flour, soda, and salt, and then add to creamed mixture. Add chocolate chips and nuts, if desired. Bake at 325° to 350° for 18 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet. Cool on cookie sheet. 

Notes

Make 21 to 24 large cookies (use ice cream dipper 1/2 full). Makes 50 regular-size cookies. Baking time is same for large or small cookie. 

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