Saturday, November 20, 2010

Grandma Jean's Oatmeal Rocks!

My Grandma Jean would have turned 96 years old today if she was still with us cooking in the kitchen, working on her crewel stitching, talking with fellow friends, reading her favorite mystery novels, and just being a grandma to us.

In honor of her, my daughters and I decided to bake one of her favorite cookie recipes...Oatmeal Rocks! (no they are not really rock hard, it is just what her family called them). I remember cooking in her kitchen, baking this special family recipe that her great-great grandma would make for her and her 11 brothers and sisters. We use to bake these cookies together and then create a special care package for my uncle who was in the military.

As the years have gone by, we still bake these oatmeal goodies. Today my daughters learned the family recipe. It was such a fun day and we wanted to share it with you.

Happy Birthday Grandma Jean! We love you!

Oatmeal Rocks!
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup lard or butter
2 cups oatmeal
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract
4 Tablespoons sweet milk
1 teaspoon baking soda (dissolve in milk)
pinch of salt
Dates, raisins and nuts - as many as you like

Mix all together and drop on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 F for 10-15 minutes.

The girls also enjoyed dunking them in milk..ohlalala yummy!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you and your daughters had a blast making these cookies! :) I love oatmeal raisin cookies dunked in milk...wish I had one now!