Nalbone Family Recipes

This recipe collection began as a way to back up my mother's recipe collection that she has collected in a black binder since the 1950's. Maggie and I are also adding recipes that we want to keep track of, so this will become our family go to location for storing and finding our recipes

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cookies, desserts

Irish Oatmeal

Newspaper Clippings in Mom's Black Book

Servings: 10

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Start to Finish Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Inactive Prep: 3 hours


  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup rolled oats


  1. Melt chocolate over hot water. Cool slightly.
  2. Sift flour; measure. Sift again with soda and salt.
  3. Chop coconut into small pieces.
  4. Gradually add sugar to shortening, working until mixture is fluffy.
  5. Beat in egg, vanilla, and almond extract. Stir in chocolate, coconut, and rolled oats. Add flour, mix in well.
  6. Chill dough several hours.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F or moderate.
  8. Roll out dough on lightly floured board to 1/8" thickness. Cut with star cookie cutter. Decorate with multi-colored candies.
  9. Bake on lightly greased cookie sheet for 15 minutes.

Yield: 30 Cookies

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 475 Calories; 28g Fat (49.8% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 58g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 21mg Cholesterol; 289mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 5 1/2 Fat; 3 Other Carbohydrates.

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