Recipes for the classics like peanut butter cookies and oatmeal cookies to special treats like Danish Love Krandse are all included in The Farmer’s Wife Cookie Cookbook (Voyageur Press, 2013). These cookie recipes invite readers everywhere to recreate the fragrant kitchens and delectable tastes of farm days gone by. In this excerpt from “Rolled Cookies,” try this recipe for Rolled Oats Cookies.
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1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2/3 cup cooked rolled oats
6 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, or enough for soft dough
2 teaspoons baking powder
Cream butter and sugar. Put baking soda in buttermilk and add eggs. Combine with butter and sugar and beat well. Add vanilla, syrup, and cooked oats, then sift in flour and baking powder. Roll thin, since oats have a tendency to make cookies puff up thick. Place on buttered baking sheets, sprinkle with granulated sugar, and bake at 425 F until just done.
Reprinted with permission from The Farmer’s Wife Cookie Cookbook edited by Lela Nargi and published by Voyageur Press, 2009. Buy this book from our store: The Farmer’s Wife Cookie Cookbook.
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