Thursday, March 13, 2008

Kroger Oat Cookies - Help! (Update: Mystery Solved After Paper Went to Press)


Can you read the recipe off the label? I can't but maybe a sharp-eyed reader can.

If you can email me.

FLASH!!! eBay seller Don Castleman kindly copied the recipe off the label and emailed it to me!
Here it is:

2 eggs, 4 cups Rolled Oats (uncooked), 1 cup chopped nuts, pinch of salt, 2 cups flour, 1 cup cocoanut, 2 cups brown sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 cup melted butter and lard, 1/2 teaspoon soda in 4 tablespoons hot water.

Beat eggs together and add other ingredients in the order given, mixing with each item thoroughly as added. Drop by spoonfuls on buttered tins and bake in moderate oven.


Here are the other Oat Cookie recipes using oil that came in from readers:

John Osborne sent this one from “Fancy Fixin's Southern Style: Ruth and Frank DeFriese's Cookbook.” (Buckhorn Press, Gatlinburg. Copyright 1978)

Oatmeal Cookies

2 cups sifted flour

1 and 3/4 cups sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

3 cups rolled oats

1 cup chopped candied fruit (I think I'd omit this)

1/2 cup nuts

1 cup cooking oil

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk

Mix dry stuff. Add oats, fruit and nuts. mix some more. add in this order: oil, eggs, milk. Blend well. drop by teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets about 1.5 inches apart and bake at 'bout 400 for 10 or 12 minutes. Says it makes about 6 dozen.



CHRISTINE’S OATMEAL COOKIES

Preheat oven: 375o Bake 8-10 minutes Yield 5 dozen

2 eggs, beaten 2 cups plain flour 2 cups quick oats

1 cup brown sugar 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup white sugar ½ tsp. salt 1 cup raisins, optional

1 cup vegetable oil ½ tsp. baking powder 1 cup nuts, optional

Sift together flour, soda, salt and baking powder and set aside. Mix beaten eggs, sugars, oil and vanilla and beat well. Add dry ingredients and beat well. Stir in oats, and/or raisins and nuts. Drop by rounded teaspoonful (or use a cookie scoop) onto baking sheet.

Christine suggests using chocolate chips rather than raisins as a variation.

CAL’S OATMEAL COOKIES

Preheat oven: 375o Bake 10-12 minutes Yield: Unknown

2 eggs 1 cup plain four 4 cups rolled oats

1 cup vegetable oil ½ tsp. baking soda 1 cup raisins

1 cup packed brown sugar ½ tsp. salt

1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

¼ tsp. ground nutmeg

Mix oil, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in the oats and raisins last. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.

Allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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