"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.
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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.)