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lost recipe for oatmeal cookies.

Dotta Jul 15, 2013 12:45 PM

We have lost an old recipe that belonged to my grand mother. It was for oatmeal cookies made with vegetable oil, white sugar,Brown sugar,eggs,cinnamon,old fashioned oats,and sour cream, flour,baking soda,salt,vanilla,raisins,nuts. We remember the ingredients but not the amounts. Mom and I have searched high and low but have not found it yet. We have been experimenting with the ingredients for over a year now without any luck. We come close but the are not the same. Any one out there have this recipe?

  1. mbfant Jul 17, 2013 06:09 AM

    My sympathies! I too have mislaid my grandmother's oatmeal cookie recipe and have never found one like it. I remember only that she used honey and raisins. Anybody?

    1. hotoynoodle Jul 15, 2013 03:55 PM


      oil-based cookies are unusual, but this one has oil + sour cream. maybe this will help?

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      1. re: hotoynoodle
        Dotta Jul 15, 2013 05:40 PM

        Called mom with your response. Not so sure about the canola oil. Pretty sure grandma's recipe used Wesson oil.
        Grandma started baking these back in the late 40's or early 50's. So it may just be a time difference thing. We are pretty sure she got the recipe from a local paper. We are going to give this a try.
        THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH. I'll let you know how they turn out.

        1. re: Dotta
          ButterYum Jul 15, 2013 05:50 PM

          The recipe may have been updated to use canola, which I don't believe was available before the 70s. I hope you found your long lost recipe!!

          1. re: Dotta
            hotoynoodle Jul 15, 2013 08:23 PM

            neutral veg oils are all the same. good luck!

            1. re: hotoynoodle
              Dotta Jul 17, 2013 05:13 PM

              Tried the recipe today. It was spot on. THANKS for your help. Can't tell you how much this means to have this recipe again. There are angles among us!!!

              1. re: Dotta
                hotoynoodle Jul 17, 2013 05:48 PM

                omgosh, am so happy for you!!

                happy to help.


          2. re: hotoynoodle
            Breadcrumbs Jul 16, 2013 03:05 AM

            These sound wonderful, I'll have to give them a try as well. Thanks hotoynoodle!!

            1. re: hotoynoodle
              iL Divo Jul 16, 2013 03:18 AM

              personally I appreciate those who try to help. Wesson or canola, I'll be making this.
              love the sound of sour cream in these cookies, it'll cut the sweet.
              I'll cut an amount of the oil though.
              have used cooks.com for years~oh the things you can find in there.

              1. re: iL Divo
                Antilope Jul 16, 2013 07:11 AM

                But Cooks.com got a lot less user friendly. Their recipes are now displayed as images of text instead of plain text. You can't copy and paste the recipe text. The print option also prints an image of text. Printing to a file will not get text, only an image.

                In your browser you can view page info to see the HTML text and find the recipe text.

                What genius thought this up? I think it will drive traffic away from their site. I will avoid them in the future and I use to post recipes on their site. Not any more.

                1. re: Antilope
                  Plano Rose Jul 17, 2013 05:01 AM

                  I printed this recipe using the print option yesterday. Worked fine.

                  1. re: Plano Rose
                    Antilope Jul 17, 2013 05:38 AM

                    It prints fine, but if you wanted the recipe in some other format, like Masterchef, Word, etc. it would have to be typed in. It's not in text format anymore.

                  2. re: Antilope
                    iL Divo Jul 19, 2013 09:56 PM

                    thanks for info Antilope.
                    I didn't know that about the format as I write down on paper then make later downstairs or take photo of it on the phone & carry that downstairs.

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