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Thursday, March 24, 2011

~Oatmeal Molasses Cookies~

Raychel has gotten into the Dear America books. There are several different books that go through major events in American history. The young girls are about Raychel's age and go through major life changing events and become stronger through their trials and heartache. The back of the books have pictures, newspaper clippings, and historical notes along with recipes. On the website they also go through different games, clothes, hairstyles, crafts, and more recipes for the different eras. Right now she is reading The Diary of Piper Davis, The Fences Between Us, Seattle Washington, 1941. It is about 13 year old Piper Davis as she records in her diary her experiences beginning in December 1941 when her brother joins the Navy, the United States goes to war, she attempts to document her life through photography and her father-the pastor of a Japanese Baptist Church in Seattle-follows his congregants to an Idaho internment camp, taking her along with them. Raychel found this recipe and made it on two separate days to take for class parties. The cookies were a hit!!!
WWII Oatmeal Molasses Cookies

2 c. flour

2 c. oatmeal

1 t. baking soda

1t. baking powder

1 t. salt

1 c. sugar

3/4 c. shortening (can use butter)

2 eggs, beaten

5 T. light molasses

1/2 c. walnuts (optional)

1/2 c. raisins ( optional)

We added 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, oatmeal, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

2. In another large bowl, beat the sugar with the shortening until smooth and creamy; mix in beaten eggs, molasses, and vanilla. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients. Stir in walnuts, raisins or chocolate chips, if desired. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.]

3. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until slightly browned. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire reack to cool completely.

1 comment:

The Christensen Family said...

They look YUMMY, how did they taste with Molasses? I always heard that molasses is gross.