VirtualCookie Exchange Blog Hop (1)For Christmas, my father only asks for two things: a handmade card and his favorite cookies. And since Linda Poitevin has organized a virtual cookie exchange blog hop, this is a perfect chance to post one of those recipes. This cookie is intensely simple–everything is combined in one bowl!–and with so few ingredients, most of them egg and oatmeal, they’re practically a health food.

Hey, it’s a magical season.

Thanks to D.D. Syrdal for tagging me, and for the recipe for Ruby Linzer Bars!

Grammy Davis’s Brer Rabbit Molasses Oatmeal Cookies

Combine in bowl:

  • 2 c. oatmeal
  • 1 c. flour
  • ½ c. sugar
  • ½ t. salt
  • ½ t. allspice
  • ½ t. cinnamon
  • ½ c. Crisco
  • ½ c. Brer Rabbit molasses (green label)*
  • 1 egg, unbeaten
  • 1 t. baking powder

Stir until just mixed

Drop in large spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet

Bake at 325°F for 12 minutes — do not overbake

*The correct brand of molasses is a vital element. Some have dared use the yellow label Brer Rabbit, even the purple label, or (poor fools!) even another brand entirely. These are dire mistakes, not to be made twice.

I’m tagging my sister Megan Engelhardt, who delivers unto us Lemon Bar Puppy Chow. And here are my last two cookie posts.