Pam W asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 decade ago

Please help find an old cookie recipe?

My mom who is 80, lost her Oatmeal Candy Cane recipe. She believes she found it in the Chicago Tribune in the late 1950's or early 1960's. The recipe was an oatmeal cookie which you divided and colored and shaped into a candy cane.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    CANDY CANE COOKIES

    1/2 c. butter, softened

    1/2 c. shortening

    1 c. confectioners' sugar

    1 egg

    1 1/2 tsp. almond extract

    1 tsp. vanilla

    2 1/2 c. flour

    1 tsp. salt

    1/2 tsp. red food color

    Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix thoroughly butter, shortening, confectioners' sugar, egg and flavorings. Blend in flour and salt. Divide dough in half. Shape 1 teaspoon dough from each half into 4 inch rope. For smooth, even ropes, roll them back and forth on lightly floured board. Place ropes side by side; press together lightly and twist. Complete cookies one at a time. Place on ungreased baking sheet; curve top of cookie down to form handle of cane. Bake about 9 minutes or until set and light brown. If you wish, mix 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy and 1/2 cup sugar. Immediately sprinkle cookies with mixture; remove from baking sheet. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

    Source(s): cooks.com
  • 1 decade ago

    CANDY CANE OATMEAL COOKIES

    1 c. butter

    2 tsp. vanilla

    1/2 c. confectioners' sugar

    2 tbsp. water

    2 1/2 c. sifted flour

    1/2 tsp. salt

    1 1/2 c. Quaker oats

    Beat butter and vanilla until creamy. Add sugar gradually; beat until fluffy. Add water. Sift flour and salt together. Add to creamed mixture; mix well. Stir in oats until well blended. Dough will be quite stiff. Make into candy cane shapes; place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

    Bake in slow oven (325 degrees) for 20-25 minutes; cool. Frost canes with white frosting. Color some of the white frosting with red food coloring and make red stripes across the canes. Makes 36 candy cane cookies.

  • EEkers
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    I found this site, hope it helps:

    http://online-cookbook.com/goto/cook?p=rpagep&rid=...

    http://online-cookbook.com/

    Oatmeal Candy Cane Cookies

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    Recipe Information

    Description:

    cookies

    Source:

    Lee

    Serves/Makes:36 cookies

    Ingredients

    1 cup (225 ml) margarine

    2 tsp (10 ml). vanilla

    1/2 cup (125 ml) confectioners' sugar

    2 tbsp (30 ml). water

    2-1/2 cups (600 ml) sifted flour

    1/2 tsp (2 ml). salt

    1-1/2 cups (350 ml) Quaker oats

    Preparation

    Beat margarine and vanilla until creamy.

    Add sugar gradually; beat until fluffy.

    Add water.

    Sift flour and salt together. Add to creamed mixture; mix well.

    Stir in oats until well blended. Dough will be quite

    stiff.

    Make into candy cane shapes; place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

    Bake in slow oven at 325 degrees (175 C.) for 20-25 minutes; cool.

    Frost canes with white frosting.

    Color some of the white frosting with red food coloring and make red stripes across the canes.

  • 1 decade ago

    Oatmeal Candy Cane Cookies

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Recipe Information

    Description:

    cookies

    Source:

    Lee

    Serves/Makes:36 cookies

    Ingredients

    1 cup (225 ml) margarine

    2 tsp (10 ml). vanilla

    1/2 cup (125 ml) confectioners' sugar

    2 tbsp (30 ml). water

    2-1/2 cups (600 ml) sifted flour

    1/2 tsp (2 ml). salt

    1-1/2 cups (350 ml) Quaker oats

    Preparation

    Beat margarine and vanilla until creamy.

    Add sugar gradually; beat until fluffy.

    Add water.

    Sift flour and salt together. Add to creamed mixture; mix well.

    Stir in oats until well blended. Dough will be quite

    stiff.

    Make into candy cane shapes; place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

    Bake in slow oven at 325 degrees (175 C.) for 20-25 minutes; cool.

    Frost canes with white frosting.

    Color some of the white frosting with red food coloring and make red stripes across the canes.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you'll find old cookies here on this site

    http://www.cooks.com/rec/search?q=old+cookie

    or

    OLD FASHIONED SOFT SUGAR COOKIES

    Sift together in large bowl:

    3 1/4 cups flour

    1 teaspoon soda

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    Add:

    1/2 cup soft butter

    1 cup sugar

    1 egg

    1 teaspoon vanilla or nutmeg

    Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.

    Add:

    1/2 cup thick sour cream

    sifted flour mixture

    Preheat oven to 375-400F degrees.

    Beat at low speed until well blended (1 1/2 minutes). Roll out lightly on floured board to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut and sprinkle with sugar.

    Put on prepared cookie sheet. Dot a raisin in the middle and bake about 12 minutes at 375-400 degrees.

    or

    100-YEAR-OLD OATMEAL COOKIES

    2 eggs

    1 c. white sugar

    1 c. brown sugar

    2 1/2 c. white flour

    1 c. oatmeal

    1/4 tsp. baking soda

    1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

    1 tsp. vanilla

    1 c. nuts and(or) 1 c. raisins (opt.)

    Mix together the first 4 ingredients. Mix together the flour, oatmeal, soda and cream of tartar. Combine both with vanilla until well blended. Add nuts or raisins, if desired. Roll in balls and place on cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.

    Makes 5 dozen.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    one element that i've got got here across that works properly is Bob's crimson Mill type all objective gluten loose (GF) flour. you will locate it at wellbeing foodstuff shops (i.e. finished meals) and that's turning out to be extra trouble-free at customary markets besides. in basic terms replace the comparable quantity of GF flour because of the fact the unique recipe demands. yet another suggestion for GF cookies: use a teflon baking mat on your cookie sheet. It retains the cookies from sticking because of the somewhat different consistency. yet all in all, the cookies style very very nearly the comparable. sturdy success!

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