Monday, July 11, 2011

Vintage Recipe

When I was in high school, in the sixties, (WOW, am I that old?) I would often go to the cafeteria or the student lunch counter and buy flying saucers!  What are those, you say?  They are incredibly large oatmeal spice cookies--about five inches in diameter--thus the name! I loved them, and my mom, who collects recipes, happened to see the recipe, shared by the high school,  in the local newspaper. Of course she clipped it and I have had this recipe for years and years and years--did I say that I am old now???  hee hee!  Here's the 'vintage' recipe:

Flying Saucers
1/2 c.  shortening
   1 c.  sugar
   1      egg, slightly beaten
1/4 c.  honey
2-3 T. milk
1/4 c.  raisins
1  1/2 c. oatmeal (old fashioned)
1 3/4 c. flour
3/4 t. baking soda
1/2 t. allspice
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. salt

Wash and soak raisins in hot water, and set aside to drain well.
Cream shortening and sugar until light.  Add egg, honey and milk and continue to cream.  Combine oatmeal and reserved raisins to the mixture. 

Sift together all dry ingredients;  then add to the mixture. Mix well until well blended.  Dip with No. 16 scoop (or 1/4 c.) onto well greased cookie sheet.  Make sure you leave plenty of room around the mounds for flattening.  With a glass dipped in water, flatten slightly.  Bake at 300 degrees 10-15 minutes.  Cool to set. 

Makes 12 saucers (approx. 4 1/2" in diameter) 
Note: These will be soft when you take them from the oven.  This is what makes them so good, because the are a soft cookie--DO NOT over cook!  I also increase the spices just a little bit, but I like them that way.


Sophia said...

Ohhhhh LOVE flying saucers! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I look forward to having some with a hot cuppa of English Breakfast! :D Happy Monday!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh those look and sound amazing. I know what I'm doing today! =) Thanks for sharing the recipe!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Mmmmmm...those look really tasty!

art2cee2 said...

Looks yummy! :-) Thanks for the recipe!

tamdoll said...

I love soft cookies, thanks for sharing the recipe! And I love oatmeal ones, too - I will have to try this one of these days!

Splendid Little Stars said...

My favorite kind of cookie! Thanks for sharing your "vintage" recipe! What a fun name!