An American Family History


from Aunt Pit's Recipe Box

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Oatmeal Cookies




1 cup shortening (lard or butter)
1 cup sugar
3 eggs or 1 will do
4 tablespoons milk or water
3/4 teaspoon soda
1 teasp cinnamon
1 teasp nutmeg
1/2 teasp salt
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup raisins
2 cups flour
1 cup nuts

Sift salt, soda & spices into flour in order & drop on buttered tins.

Aunt Pit wasn't big on the details. If she missed a few, here are basic directions for cookies.

Heat oven to 375
Cream butter and sugar.
Add the eggs, milk and vanilla; mix well.
Combine the flour, baking powder and salt;
gradually add to creamed mixture.
Put slices or rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown.




Colonial Maryland
Colonial New England
Colonial Virginia & West Virginia
Quakers & Mennonites
New Jersey Baptists
German Lutherans
Watauga Settlement
Pennsylvania Pioneers
Midwest Pioneers
Jewish Immigrants

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