Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    A favourite cookie recipe.

    Oatmeal Cookies With Raisins and Cherries On Top (Makes about 4 dozen cookies.)

    Pre-sift 3 cups of flour (just so you definitely have enough)

    Sift together into a large bowl:

    2 cups pre-sifted flour from the 3 cup stockpile
    1 teaspoon baking soda (not baking powder)
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon


    2 cups quick cooking oatmeal
    (5 minute)
    1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar (brown sugar is always measured firmly packed)
    1/2 cup granulated white sugar (regular tea/coffee sugar) (this is an old recipe)
    1 cup shortening (lard or vegetable) soft (soft = room temperature)
    2 eggs, unbeaten
    1/3 cup whole milk
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract (real, not artificial)

    Beat until blended – scrape sides of bowl down while beating


    1/3 cup seeded (plumped) raisins (Or chopped dates if you like.)
    3/4 cup chopped nut meats (Optional. I never add them..)

    Beat until blended. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet.
    Decorate with maraschino cherry bits in the centre.
    Bake at 375° Fahrenheit for 12 minutes on the second rack, (top rack is first) or until browned. (watch from the 10 minute mark)

    Notes from me:

    Plump the raisins by putting them in a bowl and pouring boiling water over them. Let them sit for five minutes, drain, and finish by putting them on a paper towel.
    You could halve this recipe (1/6 cup is 2 1/2 tablespoons), but why would you want to?

  2. Jon Smyth

    Jon Smyth said, over 3 years ago

    Gross! People actually eat food that comes in a plastic bag and sits on the shelf for several weeks, or even months?

  3. Hugh Manatee

    Hugh Manatee said, over 3 years ago

    Hydrox, baby.

  4. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, over 3 years ago

    @Jon Smyth

    I only eat absolutely fresh things – made from ingredients that sat in plastic bags on a shelf for months. ????

  5. annieb1012

    annieb1012 said, over 3 years ago


    Some years ago I read about an interesting cookbook (couldn’t afford to buy it at the time, but have always thought it was a great concept.) The author was a chemist and a mom, and she analyzed popular commercial products, such as Oreos, to determine how they were made. She then produced recipes for the home kitchen, wherewith the rest of us could make our own “Oreos.” It was a shock to me to discover that the iconic Oreo filling consisted of little more than shortening and sugar. Can’t recall what any of the other recipes were.


    In your recipe above, does the extra 1 cup of sifted flour just go back into the canister?

  6. Demmiaa

    Demmiaa said, over 3 years ago


    Thank-you, I needed a new one. I agree with Night, store brands most always taste different.

  7. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 3 years ago

    Sorry little girl.

  8. defunctdoormat

    defunctdoormat said, over 3 years ago

    An interesting thing I learned while in management at a supermarket… Many of the ‘store brands’ are actually made by the normal companies that make the items. They’re just packaged differently. For example, one very large state bakery makes their own bread and the store brand, as well. While I do say ‘many’, I didn’t personally know of any exceptions.

  9. Rick Smith

    Rick Smith GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Jon Smyth


  10. Scott S

    Scott S said, over 3 years ago

    I would bet that if her mother had saved an Oreos package & put the store-brand cookies inside it she would never have known the difference.

  11. The Impostor

    The Impostor said, over 3 years ago

    When I was about 8 I remember actually reading the face of the “Oreos” my mom bought, only to discover that they were a cheap generic brand, suddenly, they tasted terrible, my mom refused to buy the name brand though, so after that she just kind of stopped buy sandwich cookies altogether

  12. amaryllis2

    amaryllis2 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    One cup of peanut butter, one cup of sugar, one egg, 350 for about ten minutes. Add a tbl of flour or so if you want to but you don’t have to. A peanut butter cookie that actually tastes like peanut butter. (Although, sad to say, it doesn’t work with the peanuts-only type that is better for you.)

  13. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    re: the impostor
    Generics can be good or bad. Only way to know is to try one. But they will be different from the original. For example, I prefer diet Dr. Thunder to diet Dr. Pepper, despite drinking diet Dr. Pepper for years before that. The diet Dr. Pepper from the local cannery tended to have less syrup than the other brands and thus was very harsh-tasting.
    A “Stone Soup” comic from a couple of years ago (back when I still read it— the “Love your Mother” week for easter in 2012 made me lose interest) had the mom wondering how the kids knew it was generic cereal they were eating. Duh: it tastes different. (That was another reason I quit reading stone soup. The mom became entirely clueless. Silliness is one thing. Stupidity is another.)

  14. lizzie1945

    lizzie1945 said, over 3 years ago

    Annieb1012, I would assume so

  15. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 3 years ago


    That makes perfect sense. Who else could make it?

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