A Recipe and More

Lace Cookies
(Alice, my Mother in Law's secret)

  • 2 cups regular oatmeal (NOT instant)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon self-rising flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks oleo melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs beaten
Melt butter in pan, stir in oats, flour, sugar; mix well.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Drop by 1/2 teaspoon on foil and bake on 325 degrees for about 8-10 minutes.  She says that you really have to watch closely and take out of the oven when the edges are light brown around the edges.  Let them cool completely and them peel them off the foil. 

My mother in law Alice makes these every single Christmas.  I asked her one day when we were there for a visit did she think she could whip us some up even though it wasn't Christmas.  I had no idea they were so easy! We sometimes give her a hard time for only making them for us once a year.  We fight over them, literally! Robin's brother gave me the hardest time this year because I wrapped up four to leave for Santa and well maybe more for Mrs. Claus. 

My MIL actually got this recipe, I think she said close to 40 years ago from when Papa was on his Pest Control route back when they first married from a sweet little lady who was always so good to him.  If she only knew how much these cookies meant to us and the memories we make every year tearing.them.up. 

Let me know if you make them and like them!

On a different note...Janaand Rayne's sister in law and Mac's wife posted a really helpful tip for expecting Momma's check it our here. Their whole family, almost, is blogging now! Check them all out. 

On my agenda lately:  Planning Wiley and Sam's 6th Camp-Out themed Birthday Party and planning baby's 2nd birthday party in May.

Hope you all have a great weekend and stay warm~it is burrr rabbit here!


Ford Family said...

such beautiful pics in your last post..I long to take pics like that! ; ) Can't wait to try your recipe..thanks for sharing! xoxo!

April said...

Thanks for sharing. I may have to try those this weekend since we'll likely be stuck inside. Happy Friday!