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

How to Make Mum's Tendercrips Cookies


  • 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.

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About Mum's Tendercrips Cookies

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