Sunday, May 3, 2009

Poor Man's Cookies

These are called poor man’s cookies because they contain no eggs, nuts, or milk. They are rich in taste though. They also taste better with a cup of chocolate chips or whatever else you'd like to add.

2 cups Oatmeal
1 cup packed Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Sugar
1 cup Flour
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 cup Hot Water
1/2 cup Shortening, melted
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 Tablespoons Water

In a mixing bowl, combine oatmeal, brown sugar, sugar, flour, and salt. Combine baking soda and water and stir in oatmeal mixture. Stir well. Add shortening and vanilla. Add 2 Tablespoons water to help them stick together (a few Tablespoons more if needed) when you roll into walnut-sized balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for about 10 minutes or until golden-brown. Makes about 36 cookies.

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