Ration Recipe: Lemon Oatmeal Cookies

Perfectly round and golden brown! 
First of all, I have to say that this recipe is a winner! I know, it's another oatmeal cookie recipe. I love oatmeal though, so no regrets here. Haha!

I wanted to find a recipe my 7 year old daughter could help me with, and I found this intriguing one for Lemon Oatmeal Cookies in my August 1943 Westinghouse Health-for-Victory booklet.

Isn't the cover cute?

The recipe is pretty much like any other oatmeal cookie recipe except that it replaces a bulk of the sugar with dark corn syrup. I didn't have dark corn syrup, so I used the rest of my British golden syrup and Karo light corn syrup. It worked out well. The other different thing, was the addition of lemon peel, of course!


The cookies baked up light and a lovely golden brown. Even my daughter mentioned how pretty they were.


I love how perfectly round so many of them turned out! And here's one on my new vintage jadeite saucer plate!


 And how did they taste? Absolutely lovely! When the cookies were warm, the lemon was very subtle, the oatmeal added a great chew, and the texture was so light and delicate! Eating them the next day was even better. The lemon flavor had matured a bit and was a little stronger. I wasn't sure how the lemon would go with oatmeal, but it was perfect and refreshing. Such a great little oatmeal cookie! We'll be trying this one again and so should you! (Just be warned, this recipe makes 4 dozen cookies. You might want to share.) 😊


Lemon Oatmeal Cookies
Health-For-Victory Meal Planning Guide, ca. August 1943

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