Thursday, March 19, 2015

Oatmeal Coconut Cookies with Dates, Figs (1935)

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup cocoanut
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, not fine
  • 1 cup cut-up dates or figs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 cups rolled oats, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 tspns baking powder
  • 1/2 tspn soda with 4 tbspns hot water
Beat eggs, and add each ingredient in order given.  Mix each item thoroughly as added.

Will be very stiff and dry.  Drop by spoonful in cookie tins, and shape. Bake in moderate oven.

(Origin - My grandmother's collection of recipes from neighbors and friends. All recipes are handwritten, typed or newspaper clippings, from the 1930s to 1950s.  My grandmother was a farmer's wife in California's Central Valley.) 

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