Little Alfred’s and Baby Molly’s Favorite Cookies

According to Sally May, this is High Loper's favorite cookie recipe.


1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 cup raisins
1 cup chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Cream butter and sugar (beat together), and then add eggs and vanilla.
  2. Separately combine dry ingredients, then mix with creamed mixture.
  3. Add raisins and chocolate chips (if desired).

For Colossal Cookies

  1. Use ½ cup of dough per cookie.
  2. Spoon dough onto greased cookie sheet. Start out with two or three at a time to see how much they spread.
  3. To shape/flatten the cookie dough balls: lightly grease bottom of a pie pan, dip that into flour or sugar and use it to flatten each cookie into a 5 to 6 inch round circle.
  4. Make sure each cookie is at least 2 inches from the edge.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees.