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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Mom

I MUST start my blog with information about my mom because that is where my love of cooking began!  What more can I say?  She was a wonderful MOM!  She was a farmer's wife who devoted her time to working as a housewife and full-time mom.  She cooked...she cleaned...and she loved!  Mom taught me and my sister to cook and took us to 4-H meetings where we perfected what we learned from her at home.  We encountered many talented ladies along the way who shared their kitchens and recipes with us.  The first cookbooks I owned were those paperback 4-H versions of cookbooks.  I still have some of them and look through my collection at times to find that recipe that I can't wait to make.  The first recipe I am sharing with you is for Oatmeal Crispies.  I learned to make these in my 4-H days.  I don't know if the recipe came from one of those treasured 4-H cookbooks or from one of those talented 4-H leaders...but this recipe took me all the way to the Missouri State Fair where I won a blue ribbon.  Here is a recipe for Oatmeal Crispies.  I hope you enjoy them as much as my family does!

Oatmeal Crispies
1 cup shortening
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs (beaten)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Directions:  Cream shortening and sugars.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Beat well.  Sift dry ingredients.  Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture.  Add oats and nuts.  Mix well.  Shape into balls.  Cook on ungreased baking sheet in a preheated oven (350 degree)  for 10 minutes.  Cool on cookie sheet before removing to a rack. 

3 Comments:

At June 20, 2010 at 7:27 PM , Anonymous Daughter said...

The author of this blog, is my mother!

Hey, Mom... I enjoyed reading the start of your blog. The Oatmeal Crispies also remind me of my 4-H experience. Thanks Mom for sharing and teaching me this cookie recipe. Remember, :) I received a blue ribbon as well with this recipe. Just shows how fantastic they are! - The memories this recipe creates!

 
At June 29, 2010 at 10:28 PM , Anonymous Bonnie said...

I am impressed with this blog and plan to make the Oatmeal Crispies really soon! Thanks, Farmchick, for posting it. I am looking forward to other great recipes from your blog!

 
At June 30, 2010 at 9:48 PM , Anonymous farm chick said...

My daughter reminded me the other day that she also made these cookies in 4-H and won a blue ribbon. Even though she didn't earn the award to take these cookies to the State Fair...she still was honored that she received a blue ribbon at the local 4-H county fair and they were the cookies her mom took and won a blue ribbon for at the State Fair when she was her age.

 

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