Sourdough Oatmeal Cookies

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  • 2 cups sourdough starter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups sifted flour


  1. Cream shortening and sugar.
  2. Add sourdough and rolled oats.
  3. Sift spices and baking soda with flour and add to oats mixture. Mix well and chill in refrigerator.
  4. Roll out on floured board. Cut with cookie cutter.
  5. Bake on greased cookie sheet at 375 degrees F for about 12 minutes.
  6. Cool and put together in pairs with any tart jam, preserves or jelly filling.

Yields 36 single or 18 sandwich cookies.

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