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Raspberry Dandies


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 eggs, beaten until fluffy
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • Raspberry preserves*

* Strawberry or pineapple preserves may be substituted.


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. With a spoon, work the butter, Crisco, sugars and almond extract until soft. Add eggs. Add dry ingredients alternately with water. Add oats. Mix well.
  3. Drop by rounded teaspoonsful onto a cookie sheet. Place 1/2 teaspoon raspberry preserves in the center and press in lightly. Top with a teaspoon of dough.
  4. Bake.

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