A classic, but not from Fannie Merritt Farmer.
Boston cookies), so she could’ve added them. She just didn’t. I also looked at more recent editions (from 1918) to see if she added the cookies later, but unless she at some point put them in and took them back out again, Fannie doesn’t get credit for this one.
Oatmeal Cookies are the second most popular cookie in the U.S., next to the obvious champ, chocolate chip; April 30th is National Oatmeal Cookie Day.
The other side of this recipe is the recipe for lemon pie filling.
From the box of L.S. from Joplin, Missouri.
Raisin Rolled Oat Cookies
1/2 c. shortening
1 c. sugar (white or brown)
1/3 c. milk
1-1/2 c. rolled oats
1 c. puffed raisins
1/2 c. chopped nuts
1-1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. ginger
Add sugar gradually and continue to cream
Add egg (well beaten)
Mix and sift dry ingredients and add.
Bake on well-greased pan, about 3″ apart. Bake in moderate oven about 15 minutes.