Oldtime Quaker Oatmeal Almond Cookies

Oldtime Quaker Oatmeal Almond Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg, beaten lightly
1/3 cup almonds, blanched & finely chopped
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup Old Fashioned Quaker Oatmeal
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
zest from 1/2 a lemon
2 tablespoons milk or water
24 almonds halves

Cream butter; add sugar gradually; add egg well beaten
without separating; chopped almonds, flour, oats, spices, baking powder,
thoroughly mixed; add lemon zest and milk or water.

Drop about 2 tablespoonsful of batter for each cookie, on a
greased cookie sheet, about 1 1/2 inches apart.

Spread with a spatula to about 2 1/2 inches across and press an almond
half into the top of each cookie.

Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees F.) from 12 to 15 minutes.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies

Source: Meriden, CT - Daily News, March 10, 1925