Ever since receiving my Mother's Day gift, it's been sitting on the dishwasher, taunting me to take it for a spin. Want to see?
Ain't it purty?
But life has just not allowed me to even play with it - until yesterday. Seeing as how the cookie jar has been empty for a WEEK, I decided it was time to put this baby into action. And what better recipe to test drive it with than my Pride of Iowa Cookies.
Normally the only way to mix this stiff dough is to use your hands. I've never had a mixer that could even begin to handle the dough once you began adding the flour and oats. But with this puppy, that just wasn't a problem.
These cookies are chock full of everything a growing girl needs. It came out of the recipe box from the nursing home, and it looks like Nyda Gleason's handwriting. (Hi Nyda!) She was the cook who taught me how to cook for 40 people and get it ready to serve at 11:30 sharp.
Anyway... in case you're interested...here is the recipe for my
PRIDE OF IOWA COOKIES:
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup shortening
2 eggs, beaten
2 cup flour
3 cups quick oatmeal
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
1 cup chocolate chips (optional) (I didn't have any to put into these :( )
1. Blend shortening and sugars
2. Add beaten eggs.
3. Sift dry ingredients and add to first mixture.
4. Stir in vanilla, coconut, oatmeal, nuts and chips (if using).
5. Mix well. Flatten with wet fork or bottom of glass.
6. Bake at 375 F for 8-12 minutes, or until brown.
Makes 5 or 6 dozen, depending on size of cookie.
Look good - don't they? And they are! Oh, and they're in the box because these are coming to YOU Stacey!! Let's see the postal service crush these babies!