Peekaberry Boos

Source: Anne Marie D'Andrea (1991)
Prep time: 30 minutesCooking time: 10 minutesTotal time: 40 minutes


1 c
brown sugar
3⁄4 c
1 c
margarine, softened
1⁄2 c
1 t
lemon juice
3 c
unbleached flour
2 1⁄4 c
quick-cooking oatmeal
1 t
baking soda
1 t
1 1⁄2 cn
preserves (small-sized jars; cherry or blueberry, etc.)


Preheat oven to 400°. In large bowl, cream together margarine and sugars. Add water, lemon juice and eggs. Blend well. (Mixture will look curdled.) Add flour, soda, cinnamon and oatmeal; mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. With spoon, make a small well in each cookie; fill with preserves. Drop small piece of dough over preserves, but do not cover. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until light golden brown. Immediately remove cookies to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4 1/2 dozen.  


Variation: Omit preserves and add 12 ounces chocolate chips or chopped dates.