Poor Man's Cookies
In the 1930s, producers of a popular radio program called Jake and Lena invited listeners to write in for this recipe. My mother changed the name from Jake and Lena Cookies to Poor Man's Cookies because they contained no eggs, milk or nuts. Despite the name, the cookies are rich in taste!
In a mixing bowl, combine oats, sugars, flour and salt. Combine soda and water; stir in oats mixture along with shortening and vanilla. Roll into walnut-size balls. Place on greased cookies...
- Yield: 21
- Cooking time: 10 Min
- Rating: 5/5
- Publisher: Allrecipes.com
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1/2 cup shortening, melted and cooled
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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