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Amish Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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

LuVern Jones
Added: Tuesday, August 30, 2005


1 1/2 c. raisins
1 c. salted peanuts
6 c. sifted flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/2 c. lard or shortening
3 c. sugar
2 c. quick oatmeal
3 tsp. baking soda
1 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. dark molasses
4 eggs

Grind raisins and peanuts through food grinder using medium blade; set mixture aside.

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon into very large bowl. Cut in lard or shortening using pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture forms fine crumbs. Add ground raisin mixture, sugar, and oatmeal - mix well, using hands if necessary.

Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk in a small bowl. Add molasses and 3 of the eggs; beat in rotory beater until blended. Add to flour mixture; mix well with spoon.

Drop by heaping tablespoon or small ice cream scoop, about 3 inches apart on greased baking sheet. Flatten each cookie with the bottom of a floured drinking glass to 2 1/2 inches round. Beat 1 egg in bowl until blended; brush tops of rounds with egg. Bake 375 for 8-10 minutes.




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