These are more a cookie than a cake.
3 cups of flour
1 cup of sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1 1/2 cups lard (must be lard)
( original recipe called for bear grease )
3 cups oatmeal
1/2 to 3/4 cup water
Mix flour, sugar, salt and soda together. Work in lard as for pastry. Add oatmeal and 1/2 cup of water.
Continue to mix. If mixture seems dry, add remaining water 1 Tbsp at a time to reach pastry consistency.
Roll to 1/8" thick on a well floured board. Cut into 2" squares or use a cookie cutter.
Bake on un-greased cookie sheet for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
Freezes very well. Serve plain, with butter and jam, cheese, peanut butter or whatever you fancy.
Number Of Servings: Five to eight dozen depending on method of cutting out.
Aunt Margaret (Cotter) Turney was born July 1st. 1911 in Nelson, B.C. Canada and later married William (Bill) Turney in September 1935, Clinton, BC.
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