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By Linda Hoskins


I got a very nice letter from Jeannine Muchow of Springfield, Illinois. She included several recipes, saying “Our kids, grandkids and great grandkids like home-made cookies for their birthdays.”. This first one is unlike any recipe that I have tried, but it sounds delicious! Jeannine says this recipe is very good, doesn’t last long!”

Kookie Brittle

   submitted by Jeannine Muchow

1 cup oleo

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 tsp salt

1 cup sugar

2 cups flour

1/2 cup chopped nuts

1 12 oz. pkg chocolate chips

     Combine oleo, vanilla and salt in a bowl. Blend well. Add sugar, blend. Add flour, nuts and chocolate chips. Blend. Press evenly into an ungreased 15x10x1 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Turn out onto a cookie sheet lined with a brown paper bag. Cool. Break into irregular pieces.

 For you younger readers, oleo is an old fashioned term for margarine. Of course, you should be able to use real butter. Also, if you don’t happen to have a brown paper sack on hand, use parchment paper.

This next recipe is one Jeannine says “my mom made these cookies when I was a kid! The recipe comes from a church member in Western Springs, Illinois”.

Oatmeal Drop Cookies

   submitted by Jeannine Muchow

2 eggs, beaten

1 1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup Crisco, melted

6 Tbsp sorghum (or molasses)

1 3/4 cup flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 cups oatmeal

1.2 cup nuts

1 cup raisins

     Mix all. Drop by teaspoonful on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.

     If you like frosting on your oatmeal cookies, be sure to frost the cookies while they are still warm.

     If you have a recipe to share, please send to letscook! or mail to Mascoutah Herald, PO Box C, Mascoutah IL 62258. Thanks and Happy Cooking!

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