USNA Parent Cookbook ~ Inspiration for Care Packages & Family

Choco-Oat Chip Cookies Vanishing Oatmeal (C)raisin Cookies  
Praline Cookies Famous Oatmeal Cookies  

Choco-Oat Chip Cookies

The following is a recipe I have already tried out on my mid and he and his buddies like it. God, love him and my daughter--I think I am a frustrated chef--since they were little I have tried out one recipe after another on them (being a single parent it was easier to please little children than a husband!). I continue to try new dessert recipes on him and his unsuspecting squad/company mates.

1 cup (2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened
1 1/4 cups firmly packed brow sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour (if you use all purpose, put in 1 tsp baking soda and
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cup oats (quick or old-fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cream margarine/butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs, milk and vanilla until well mixed. Add flour and mix well. Stir in oats, chocolate morsels and nuts. Bake 9 - 10 minutes for a chewy cookie or 12 - 13 minutes for a crispy cookie. Cool 1 minute on a cookie sheet.

Jeanne Rudzki
Phillip 06/21 YP Squadron
Birmingham, AL

Praline Cookies

These were a hit and for me, the easiest cookies to make yet!

1 box of Cinnamon-Graham crackers
1 cup of butter (or 1/2 butter, 1/2 margerine)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans

Line a 9 X 12 pan with the crackers-cinnamon side up
Melt butter in pan, add brown sugar and boil for 2 minutes.
Take off heat, add pecans and spread over crackers.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 8 minutes--cool completely and break into pieces.

Jeanne Rudzki
Phillip 06/21 YP Squadron
Birmingham, AL

Vanishing Oatmeal (C)raisin Cookies

1 c. ( 2 sticks ) margarine or butter, softened
1 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 c. Quaker Oats ( quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 c craisins

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat together margarine (or butter) and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Stir in oats and craisins; mix well.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 10 - 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack.
Makes about 4 dozen

Note: in my oven, baking time is exactly 12 minutes 30 seconds. These cookies travel well, if they don't disappear before I can get then into containers to send.

Famous Oatmeal Cookies

Makes about 5 dozen cookies
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat shortening, sugars, egg, water and vanilla until creamy. Add combined dry ingredients; mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Remove to cooling rack; cool completely. Store tightly covered.

I put in 1 cup of chocolate chips and about 3/4 cup chopped walnuts. You can put raisins or coconut in instead or a combination of all.

Sue McIntyre
Chris 06/22
Phoenix, AZ

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