Oatmeal Refrigerator Cookies

Does anybody else find it peculiar they’re called refrigerator cookies when they’re baked? If you came here looking for the no-bake oatmeal cookies, then let’s take a trip to Portland and the recipe for Quick Cookies.

From the box of S.H. of Marshall, Missouri.

Oatmeal Refrigerator Cookies

Temp. 400 deg. Time 8-10 minutes. Yield 5 to 8 dozen.

1 1/2 c. flour (plus 2 to 4 Tbsp. if dough is too soft)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup soft shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
3 Tbsp. molasses or dark corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups quick oats

Sift together first 3 ingredients. Mix shortening with next 5 ingredients.

Mix in flour mixture, then oats. Mold into long rolls and wrap in waxed paper. Chill in refrigerator.

To bake: heat oven to 400 deg. Slice dough thin and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake until light brown.

Jean Hulett.

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