cookies

Our Dad’s Cookies

I have no idea if these cookies were based on the oatmeal cookies from Dad’s Cookie Company out of St. Louis that started making them shortly after the turn of the 20th C. All I know is that Mom used to make them regularly, and they do contain rolled oats.

Ingredients for our Dad’s cookies

  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 T molasses
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1/2 t each allspice and nutmeg

Cream together the margarine and sugars. Sift all dry ingredients together. Work in the butter and sugar mix and form balls. Do not press. Bake at 325 F for 12 minutes.

Dad's cookies
Paper batik, Carol
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