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During the late 1920s and 1930s in Vernonia, Oregon,
Grandma Myers baked these cookies in the oven of her wood stove. My mother tells
me that they used to test the heat by sticking their hand in the oven. If the
temperature felt right, then they put the cookies in. Don't worry - these
cookies have been adapted for use in our modern ovens.
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Grandma Myers' Old-Fashion Refrigerator Cookies
Yields: 5 dozen
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 10 min
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated
1/2 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup chopped nuts
* Butter may be
substituted for the vegetable shortening.
In a large bowl, cream vegetable shortening, butter, sugar, and brown sugar
until light and fluffy; stir in eggs and vanilla extract. Add flour, salt, and
baking soda; stir until well blended.
In a small bowl, combine dates and nuts until dates are coated with nuts; stir into cookie dough. Shape cookie dough
into a log, wrap in wax paper, and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets.
When ready to bake, remove dough from the refrigerator, and cut cookie dough
into 1/8-inch slices; place onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 10 minutes or
until light brown. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks.
Yields 5 dozen cookies.