Today, I’m sharing a recipe for sugar cookies from “Favorite Recipes of Alabama Vocational Home Economics Teachers”, circa 1966. I’m joining in with Brenda’s Canadian Kitchen for another Cookbook Sundays and I’m really looking forward to seeing you there!
This is the first time I’ve made sugar cookies that contained oats. I did have quite a bit of trouble with the recipe as the dough simply would not roll out for me, even after chilling for several hours. I ended up having to drop the dough onto the cookie sheets with a spoon.
Regardless of the trouble with the dough, the cookies baked up into little tasty treats of sweetness. The oats added a wonderful texture to the cookies.
Old-Fashion Sugar Cookies
3/4 c butter, softened
3/4 c sugar
4 t milk
1 t vanilla
1/2 t grated lemon rind
1 3/4 c all-purpose flour, sifted
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 c quick cooking oats
Cream the butter, then gradually add in the sugar. Beat until well combined. Add the egg and mix until light and fluffy. Add in the milk, vanilla and lemon rind. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the oats, then chill the dough for at least 2 hours. Roll the dough out on a floured surface and cut with cookie cutters. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes.
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