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H-O Oats Drop Cookies

Subject: H-O Drop Cookies
From: Tommy
Date: 8/7/2021, 1:11 PM

On 8/7/2021 11:27 AM, Tommy . wrote:


I'm going to give you a really good headstart - a photo of the oatmeal box 
and a typed up copy of what I could read.

I have all the ingredients and instructions, I just need the measurements. 
These are an old favorite of my sister, who's not feeling well.

Can you help? Thank you!


Hi Tommy,

I wish I could have helped.I tried. I searched everywhere for a legible copy of this recipe, with no success. Then I took your photo of the recipe and tried to make it legible with graphics software. Still no success.

I'll post this. Maybe one of my readers has an H-O box or a legible copy of the recipe.


Does anyone have this? It's an H-O oatmeal drop cookies recipe. It was printed on the oatmeal box. Note that it is not the H-O "oatmeal cookies" recipe that's on the web. Among other differences, that recipe calls for cloves and for 2 eggs. This one does not call for cloves and only calls for 1 egg. Tommy has a photo of the box, but the amounts of the ingredients are mostly illegible in the photo.

This is what's legible:

H-O Drop Cookies

__ cup shortening
__ cup light brown sugar
__ egg  1 
___ cup raisins
___ tsp cinnamon
____ cup milk (sour or buttermilk preferred)
___ cup H-O (quick oatmeal)  1
____  vanilla  1 tsp
2 cups sifted flour
____ baking powder
____ tsp salt

OR 2 cups sifted Presto (if used, omit flour, baking powder and salt)

Cream shortening, add sugar gradually, then unbeaten egg and mix well. Add raisins and flour that has been sifted with 
baking powder, salt and cinnamon, alternately with milk. Mix in H-O and vanilla. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased baking 
sheet and bake in moderate oven (350F) 10 to 15 minutes.


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