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An easy childhood favorite.


Serves/Makes:36 balls

  • 1-1/2 sticks butter
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) water
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) vanilla
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) cocoa
  • 2 cups (475 ml) uncooked oats
  • powdered sugar
  • Put butter in bowl and let stand until soft; beat well.
  • Beat in sugar.
  • Mix in water, vanilla and cocoa.
  • Stir in oats.
  • Store overnight in refrigerator.
  • Shape into 36 balls (on wax paper).
  • Roll in powdered sugar.
  • Keep cookies in refrigerator.
This recipe comes from Mary Alden's Cook Book for Children published by Wonder Books in 1955. As a child I thought this was gourmet cooking (if I'd known the word gourmet). Making them now, I still love them but they bring to mind my kids love of raw cookie dough. A very easy recipe. I just wish I could share the fun illustrations that go with the recipe. For cookbook collectors, this one is great!

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