DEPRESSION ERA QUACKERS

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves: 2 dozen depending on how big you make the balls
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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

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Bonnie D. Recipe
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St. George, UT (pop. 72,897)
Utahn
Member Since Jul 2010
Bonnie's notes for this recipe:
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!
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Directions

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!

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user Beverly Lowery skilletwonder - Oct 7, 2010
This really sounds good!!! I love old recipes.
user Bonnie D. Utahn - Oct 7, 2010
Well, I cannot believe how good they made my house smell. After I baked them, I went outside to do some yard work, came back in and it smelled so wonderful in here that it stopped me in my tracks! I don't remember that ever happening before. They are a little heavy but they will be good with my evening tea.
user Donna Brown gabbiegirl - Oct 7, 2010
They look yummy!
user Bonnie D. Utahn - Oct 7, 2010
Thanks, Donna!
user Juliann Esquivel Juliann - Oct 7, 2010
Bonnie these really look good and they remind me of cookies my aunt used to make. She is gone but was always baking with my grandmother. My grandmother went through the depression with her young daughters. (My aunts and mother) For the longest time as a child I can remember her using lard and butter for almost everything. Baking and cooking. I can remember the food being delicious as was the cakes and cookies too. I guess you are right the cookies, breads, and baked goods were probably heavier but we did not notice it. I am going to make this recipe. They look delicious with a nice cup of hot coffee. LOL

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