Harriet Selmer Cookies/Cereal Cookies

This is attributed to Aunt Jane who may, given the title, have gotten it from Harriet Selmer.

Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1 cup w. syrup [I don’t know what this is. Light corn syrup, maybe?]
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups cereal
1 cup melted chocolate chips

To do:
Mix syrup and sugar in sauce pan, and heat until the sugar melts. Don’t boil. Add peanut butter and mix. Pour over cereal and press into pan. Top with chocolate.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Attributed to Mrs. Don Julien. I do not remember this person or eating these cookies.

Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup shortening
1 egg
1 cup mashed banana
1.5 cups oatmeal
1.5 cups flour
1/2 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup nuts

To do:
Preheat oven to 400F
Cream together sugar and shortening. Add the egg, banana, and oatmeal. Sift in the flour, soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Stir in nuts. [Presumably one drops spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.] Bake 12-15 minutes.

Butter Scotch Brownies

Attributed to Bess Mitchell.

Ingredients:
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 well beaten egg
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp soda [presumably baking soda]
1 cup chopped nuts

To do:
Preheat oven to 350F.
Add sugar and vanilla to egg. Mix well. Sift together flour, salt, and soda. Stir into sugar mixture. Stir in nuts. Spread batter in greased 8 x 8 x 2 pan. Bake for 20 minutes. While warm cut into squares. Cool before removing from pan.

Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:
3/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soda
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups oatmeal
1 cup raisins

To do:
Preheat oven to 350F
Cream together shortening and both sugars. [Aside from a baking time there aren’t any further directions. I’m assuming one would beat the egg, add the water, and add both to the sugar/shortening mixture. Then one would mix the remaining dry ingredients together. And then one would mix the wet with the dry and plop onto a greased cookie sheet in large spoonfuls.] Bake for 12-15 minutes.