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Ad-Lib Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Ad-Lib Cookies, by , is from The Wright Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Glenda Smith
Added: Tuesday, April 15, 2008


4 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 c oatmeal
c shortening
2 c brown sugar
2 c sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla

Mix dry ingredients. Cream shortening, sugars, eggs & vanilla. Add dry ingredients & oatmeal & mix well.
Now add any or all of the following in 1 cup increments: wheat germ, coconut, raw sunflower seeds, chopped nuts, raisins, chocolate chips, chopped dates, maybe some ready-to-eat cereal or whatever. ( I add the first 7).
Make a stiff dough. Mold or drop on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10 min. ( Do not overbake!)




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