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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Great-Grandma Rees' Oatmeal Step On Cookies

    I thought for Mother's Day it would be fun to post one of my Great-Grandma's recipes.  More of her story can be found on the post I wrote about her frozen fruit salad.  She had a very interesting childhood living with her mom and grandparents after her dad passed away.  It sounds like her grandparents were quite the business people and were in to a little bit of everything!  Since she had a stroke when I was very young, I don't remember her cooking.  But her recipes still live on.  This is one that I have heard of her making frequently.

    The recipe said it yields 9 dozen cookies and by George if I didn't get exactly 9 dozen.  To be fair, I had to work pretty hard scraping the bowl to get the last one... but I wasn't going to come up one short!

     I thought it was really interesting that this cookie has a two day prep.  
     Day 1: make dough, roll into balls, roll balls into sugar and put in the fridge. 

    Day 2 : flatten balls, bake and enjoy

Oatmeal Step On Cookies
makes 9 dozen cookies

1 1/2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup raisins
3 3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
a little salt

  1. Cream together butter and sugar.
  2. Mix in eggs.  Then stir in the dry ingredients.
  3. Roll into small balls, about an inch in diameter, then roll balls in sugar.
  4. Chill overnight.
  5. Flatten out with a glass bottom the next day and bake at 375 F for about 8 minutes.  She says "keep them light"

Great-Grandma's mom was famous for her Dutch Apple Cake

Great-Grandma also made:


  1. Look delicious, and you know if it came from Grandma then it's gotta be good!

  2. This is one I'm going to try. Thanks for sharing on #AnythingGoes link UP

  3. I love oatmeal cookies, these sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

    1. These have a different texture than any other oatmeal cookie I have ever tried. It was fun to bake from one of my great-grandma's favorite recipes.

  4. I need these awesome cookies in my cookie jar! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. They are a long time family favorite and worth making! Thanks for hosting, have a great week.

  5. Yum, these look great! I love pretty much any kind of oatmeal cookie that I can get. Plus it has raisins so I'm sold! Thank you for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!!

    1. These are fun because they have a completely different texture than most oatmeal cookies. Some people didn't even recognize them as oatmeal cookies until I told them what they are. That great-grandma of mine was on to something!


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