Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Peg Bracken's Overnight Almond Macaroons (1960)

"These are mighty speedy cookies if you remember to mix the oil and oatmeal and sugar together the night before. They have a chewy texture and an almond-macaroon taste."

The night before, mix together:
  • 4 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
Next morning, mix in:
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1 tspn almond extract
Drop them from a teaspoon onto a greased baking sheet, bake at 325 degrees, and remove them promptly when they're done.

More "Lost" Peg Bracken Recipes
Peg Bracken's Cockeyed Chocolate Cake (1960)
Peg Bracken's Chewy Fudge-Cake Cookies (1960)

(Origin - "The I Hate to Cook Book" by Peg Bracken, 1960. NOTE - Author Peg Bracken was a comedy and advertising writer who wrote this best-seller "for everyone, men and women alike, who wants to get from cooking hour to cocktail hour in as little time as possible."  This hilarious, yet excellent, cookbook sold more 3 million copies in the 1960s.)

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