Handwritten Recipe Wednesday: Old Fashioned Favorite Oatmeal Cookies!

I’ve been researching WWI recipes for a program and have had a taste for Oatmeal Cookies. This one has no raisins, but included nuts, which means it could have been a recipe from that era, especially with the absence of flour. At any rate, these sound delicious!

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 c. Mazzola oil

1 1/2 c. H-O oats (I’m not sure what that is – likely not instant)

Cook together 3 mins. Add 1 egg – dash of salt. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 c. nut meats. Bake 375F 10 mins.


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2 Responses to Handwritten Recipe Wednesday: Old Fashioned Favorite Oatmeal Cookies!

  1. Kristy l. says:

    My grandma gave me a recipe from WW1 for soldiers war cake. It has dates and walnuts in it and no shortening. It seems like a kind of spice cake, although I can’t say since I’ve never tried it. :) . I just like having it since its on a cute pink recipe card in her hand writing.
    I’m sure that WW1 recipes always did without something since they were rationing at the time. Is that what you’ve found, too?

    • Amy Alessio says:

      Yes, my mom refers to something similar to what you describe as Depression Cake. It comes up a lot, as you say, from periods where rationing or supply limits are in place. It is good. I’d love to see a picture of your recipe card.

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