Mum's Tendercrips Cookies

Sue Fitzpatrick


When my friends came over after school, the first place they headed was my Mum's cookie jar. This recipe comes out perfect every time :)

I experiment by adding craisins or other small pieces of dried fruit, but I still like the original chocolate chip version the best!

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1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
1/2 c
tenderflake lard (substitutes do not work the same)
1/2 c
1/2 tsp
3/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 c
white sugar
2 large
eggs, beaten
1 Tbsp
hot water
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
chocolate chips
2 c
rolled oats


1Pre-heat oven to 350F Sift flour, baking soda and salt together in a container.
2Using a WOODEN spoon, in a large bowl, cream lard and butter together. Add sugars gradually, mixing together.
3Mix in eggs, water and vanilla.
4Gradually blend in dry ingredients. Add oats and chocolate chips last. Mix together well, but DO NOT beat to a pulp.
5Drop spoonfuls of batter onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350°F for 10 - 12 minutes.
6Let cookies sit on pan for a minute then remove from pan and allow to cool before you put these in a container.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Canadian