Monday, May 26, 2008

Frugal Eats: Grandma's Oatmeal Cookies

These are a favorite around my house. This recipe was handed down from my husband's grandma. It's written on a piece of notebook paper that is probably as old as I am. What I really love about these cookies is that since the dough is frozen you can keep them on hand and make as many or as few as you want.
You'll spend $2.42 and you won't waste one cookie since you can make one, all five dozen, or anything in between.

Another bonus is the frozen dough is also a great treat, even if you're not in the mood for actual cookies. I made this recipe the other day and when I went to make cookies today most of the dough had mysteriously disappeared.

Grandma's Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 lb margarine (2 sticks) ($1.03)
1 cup brown sugar (32 cents)
1 cup white sugar (19 cents)
2 eggs (32 cents)
1 teaspoon vanilla (2 cents)
1 1/2 cup flour (14 cents)
1/2 teaspoon salt (less than a penny)
1 teaspoon baking soda (less than a penny)
3 cups quick oatmeal (40 cents)

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking soda. Combine wet and dry mixes together. Fold in oatmeal.

Wrap dough into 3 long rolls using wax paper (saran wrap works too) and freeze overnight. Slice thinly and cook on ungreased cookie sheet for 10 minutes at 350.

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