Friday, July 26, 2019

Vintage Recipe: Oatmeal Drop Cookies

I'm digging into old recipe boxes and rediscovering the family favorites hidden inside! You'll find carefully handwritten recipe cards, newspapers and magazines clippings and even some hastily scrawled directions on scraps of paper, all from years (and years) ago! They're all getting scanned and transcribed so you can enjoy them in your own home kitchen. 

This recipe for Oatmeal Drop Cookies was handwritten in beautiful blue script on both sides of an index card. The recipe card is dated 8/8/41.

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The original recipe has been scanned and is transcribed below. It can be printed for use in your own home kitchen. Enjoy!

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Oatmeal Drop Cookies

prep time: 10 minscook time: 18 minstotal time: 28 mins


  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 6 Tbs. Crisco, melted
  • 2 Tbs. Sour Milk
  • 1 cup Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 cup Nut Meats
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup Raisins


  1. Sift together flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. Beat eggs with sugar.
  3. Add melted shortening, milk and rolled oats.
  4. Stir in sifted dry ingredients, raisins and nuts.
  5. Drop by spoonfuls onto well-greased pan.
  6. Bake in hot oven (375 - 400°F) about 18 minutes.


Original handwritten recipe card dated 8/8/1941.

A "hot oven" usually refers to an oven that is approximately 400°F ("moderately hot" is approximately 375°F and "very hot" is approximately 425°F). This can vary from recipe to recipe and cook to cook.
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