This recipe is one of my mother's refrigerator cookies that she made when I was little. The old fashioned sugar cookies that you have on your home page is exactly what mom used to make. They are wonderfully soft and a touch of nutmeg in them. You could not believe how many memories it brings back to me. This is another memory to enclose to you. This is a sandwich type cookie spread with jam in the center.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream together the shortening and sugar and beat in the egg until light.

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  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and mix into the creamed mixture. Stir in the oatmeal and water until blended. Roll into a 2 inch roll and chill in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Slice cookie dough thinly and bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 6-8 minutes. Cool and put together in sandwiches with jam.

Nutrition Facts

285 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 46.2g; fat 9.8g; cholesterol 15.5mg; sodium 292mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2013
I let this chill for 24 hours, cut it and it crumbled. I didn't have time to re-chill this so I added in an egg, stuck in mini muffin cups, I pressed an indentation after baking and then filled with jam. They taste very good... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2003
These did not call for enough liquid. Tried to cut them and they just crumbled. Was going to toss the dough but worked in some orange juice and re-refrigerated them sliced and baked and they were not too bad. Read More
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2 Ratings
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Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2013
I let this chill for 24 hours, cut it and it crumbled. I didn't have time to re-chill this so I added in an egg, stuck in mini muffin cups, I pressed an indentation after baking and then filled with jam. They taste very good... Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2003
These did not call for enough liquid. Tried to cut them and they just crumbled. Was going to toss the dough but worked in some orange juice and re-refrigerated them sliced and baked and they were not too bad. Read More
(3)