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Fanny Farmer’s Selma’s Best Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Fanny Farmer’s Selma’s Best Oatmeal Cookies, by , is from The Hart Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Emily Hart
Added: Sunday, September 17, 2006

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c shortening
1 c sugar
½ c brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1½ c flour
1 tsp soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1½ c rolled oats
¾ c finely crushed walnuts or pecans
1 tsp vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Cream together shortening and sugars, then add egg. Next, sift in dry ingredients. Finally, mix and add the oats, vanilla and pecans. Chill dough for 1 hour. Form walnut-sized balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Flatten cookies with a glass dipped in sugar and bake at 350° for 10 minutes.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I distinctly remember Mom getting two cookbooks by Peg Bracken, both of which included in the title "Fanny Farmer's I Hate to Cook Book". I mentioned this to Susan and she didn't recall it. Maybe it's because I have a potty mouth and found humor in the name of the cookbooks, but either way, I think this is a FABULOUS recipe. I love these cookies!!

 

 

 

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