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RECIPE of the WEEK

March 5, 2001

GAY'S ICE-BOX OATMEAL COOKIES

1 cup of lard
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 cup of white sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
2 beaten eggs
3 cups of oatmeal
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 cup of nuts (optional)

Cream together lard and sugars. Add beaten eggs and vanilla. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt and add to the sugar mixture. Then add the oatmeal and nuts. Mix well. Shape the mixture into 2 or 3 long rolls. Chill overnight. Slice and bake at 350 until done - about 10 minutes. Slices roll vertically, each slice should be 1/2 inch thick.

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