When we were in grammar school, we came home for lunch, and usually half a sandwich and a bowl of soup and a glass of milk. The cookies were always a treat for desert.
When we graduated to middle and high school, Mom always packed us a bag lunch, so cookies went well with our sandwich and a banana or other fruit.
Her plan was to get Oatmeal into us however she could and these cookies worked very well.
During the winter months, mother often made us hot cereal for breakfast, usually Quakers Oatmeal, but some days it was Cream of wheat or Wheatena.
On Sundays we had bacon and eggs and biscuits or toast, before church. Once in a while Mom would make us pancakes or waffles to give us a variety in our breakfast fare.
Mother was a stay at home mom, but she worked hard for her family. Cleaning, washing, ironing, gardening, cooking and baking. Her biggest task was praying for her family and prayer was first on her early morning, “To do list.”
Mom’s cookie recipe became a favorite of our family too, and I must say it remains one of my husband’s favorite cookies.
I hope it will become one of your family favorites also:
OAT MEAL MACAROONS (Ruth Stanton)
1 cup shortening (or butter or margarine) (Shortening is best if you have it.)
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla
2 Tablespoons molasses
1 ½ cup sugar
Combine above 7 ingredients and beat thoroughly.
Sift together and add
2 cups flour
1 ½ tsp soda Lastly add and mix well.
2 cups quick rolled oats, and 1 ½ cups chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional add ½ cup raisins you have plumped in hot water.)
Drop on Pam sprayed cookie sheet and bake 12 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Enjoy!
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