Tomorrow is back to school
for so many.
With this in mind, I had an urge
to bake cookies.
This is a recipe that my
mom often made.
She called them Dad's Cookies,
I don't exactly know why they are
called that but they were
always good and a favourite recipe.
When mom was getting feeble and
couldn't manage her housework as well anymore,
we hired a sweet young Amish girl to
come and help her for one day a week.
We soon discovered that mom had all the
housework done before she arrived
and insisted that
they bake cookies together instead
The grandchildren sure didn't mind
this change in plans as there
were ALWAYS lots and lots of their
favourite cookies when visiting
This recipe was written in her own
hand writing and passed on to each of us!
½ Cup Butter
½ Cup Shortening (she used Lard)
2 Cups Brown Sugar
2 Eggs – beaten
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 Cups Sifted Flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
½ tsp. Salt
2 Cups Rolled Oats
1 ½ Cups Coconut
Drop on baking sheet and press with a fork.
Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes. Will make 8 dozen small.
I used a small ice-cream scoop and this made
approx. 40 large cookies (3" round).
I had some left-over smarties from
our weekend ice-cream dessert
so I added some before baking the last batch.
Maybe I'll deliver them to our
neighbours who have
3 sweet children heading
back to school tomorrow morning?
Becky, did I ever make cookies for you
Till next time ...... how is your Labour Day going? We just heard the news that our beloved St. Jacobs Farmer's Market building burned to the ground during the night - such a terrible loss to this community and to the vendors!