I’ve got a cookie exchange party coming up at Barb Wunsch’s this Saturday, so I’m looking through some of my old church recipe books for ideas. This recipe from Evelyn Kroupa is from the Ogdensburg Community Cookbook, circa December 1982 (according to my mom’s handwritten date inside the cover).
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I love oatmeal cookies anyway, but this recipe offers something special with the addition of peanut butter, coconut and cornflakes. I wonder how it’d be if I tossed in a handful of chocolate chips… maybe I’ll try that on part of the batch. I’ll report back.
And of course, now I’m reminiscing about Evelyn Kroupa, who was a sweet, kind person with a warm smile. She played piano opposite my mom’s organ in the church prior to the remodeling. It was known then as Ogdensburg United Methodist Church (now Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church), and Mom always went to Evelyn’s house on Kroupa Road to practice the hymns.
It’s an honor to now play my violin in church every Sunday, carrying on the tradition set by mom, Evelyn and other musicians whose music still fills the church if you listen closely.
Evelyn Kroupa’s Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 c. oleo
- 2 eggs
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 1 c. white sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 c. peanut butter
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 c. coconut
- 1 c. oatmeal
- 4. c. cornflakes
- 1 c. sifted flour
- 1 tsp. vanilla
Combine ingredients. Chill. Roll cookies to size of walnuts. Place on greased cookie sheet and press down lightly. Bake at 375 for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes about 6 dozen cookies.