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Grandmom Mary Merck Reed’s Dufunnies Recipe

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This recipe for Grandmom Mary Merck Reed’s Dufunnies, by , is from Jeannette and Friends , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Carolyn Reed
Added: Friday, June 27, 2008


2 cups sugar
1 ˝ cups butter (3 sticks)
4 cups oatmeal
4 cups flour
4 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
˝ teaspoon nutmeg
1 ˝ cup raisins
1 cup nuts (Black or English walnuts taste best)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Add oatmeal. Add sifted dry ingredients, nuts and raisins. Roll into a walnut size ball and then flatten (like a meat pattie). Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes until lightly brown.
Yield: 5 to 6 dozen.

This recipe was passed down to me by my Grandmother who probably received it from her mother. My Grandmom was of German/French descent. I never knew what “Dufunnie” meant but it was always lots of FUN making these cookies at Christmas time when I was a child. My brother loved to eat these for breakfast.
Carolyn Reed

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