Bonnie D. Recipe

DEPRESSION ERA QUACKERS

By Bonnie D. Utahn


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2 dozen depending on how big you make the balls
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I posted this recipe for your reading enjoyment. This is an old Depression Era recipe for Quackers. We have no idea why it is called that. They made cookies a lot different back then than we do today. So, I wanted to try the recipe this morning and see what Quackers looked like as I have never sampled one. I took the picture, too. The cookies are a lot sweeter and a lot heavier, yet tasty, and the house smells like heaven when they are baking! Enjoy!

Ingredients

2
cups of sifted flour
2
cups brown sugar
1
cup lard (i used crisco)
2
eggs, beaten
3
cups oats
1 1/2
teaspoons baking soda
1
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons vanilla
brown sugar to roll cookies in

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pre-heat the oven to 370 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet.
2
In a large mixing bowl, cream the lard and brown sugar together. Blend in the beaten eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients. Mix well, then add the oats, mix again.
3
How to shape the cookies: The dough will be stiff, pinch off a piece and make a small ball about 1 inch around. Roll it in brown sugar, flatten somewhat and place on the cookie sheet.
4
Bake the Quackers in a pre-heated oven 370 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Don't overcook. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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30 Comments

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Dec 26, 2014 - Bonnie D. shared this recipe with discussion group: TRIED & TRUE RECIPES (TNT)
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Bonnie D. Utahn
Aug 21, 2011
Stone ground, no doubt. They are heavy. These will stick to your ribs. I ate one and was too full to eat my meal!
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virginia parrish virginiaann
Aug 21, 2011
Sound delicious, ole timey cakes & cookies were heavier than they are today. They are a lot more filling & I prefer them to the light fluffy ones of the past 30 years. I think the flour makes a big difference & wonder what kind they used 60 plus years ago
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Bonnie D. Utahn
Jul 10, 2011
That is absolutely correct, and the first thing I thought of when I ate one of these. These are great for men doing physical labor, and I can imagine that it gave them a lot of energy and staying power until supper time.
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virginia parrish virginiaann
Jul 10, 2011
Bonnie I grew up in the 50-60's very poor. but my mama was a wonderful cook & sewer. Back then they probably wanted heavier food so a little would fill you up.lol