DEPRESSION ERA QUACKERS

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Bonnie ^O^

By
@Utahn

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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
2 dozen depending on how big you make the balls
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min

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

How to Make DEPRESSION ERA QUACKERS

Step-by-Step

  • 1Pre-heat the oven to 370 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet.
  • 2In 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.
  • 3How 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.
  • 4Bake 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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About DEPRESSION ERA QUACKERS

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy