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Oatmeal Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon each nutmeg, cinnamon and salt
  • 1 1/2 cups lard
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 cup sour milk
  • 1/2 cup dark molasses
  • 3 eggs, beaten

Instructions

  1. Grind raisins and peanuts.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Cut in lard, add sugar, oatmeal, raisins and peanuts and mix well again.
  4. Dissolve soda in sour milk and add molasses and beaten eggs.
  5. Chill for one hour.
  6. Using your hands, roll the dough into balls the size of a walnut and press slightly flat.
  7. Beat two eggs and paint the top of the cookie with egg.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees F until golden brown.