This branch of the Austrian Hesch family is descended from Johann Hesch and his wife Marya (Schlinz) Hesch, who came to America from Oberschlagles, Bohemia with three sons: Paul, Mathias, and Anton. +++Johann & Marya settled in Buffalo County, Wisconsin but moved to Pierz, Mn in about 1885. .+++Mathias settled in Waumandee, Wisconsin and moved to Pierz in 1911. +++Anton never married but farmed with his dad in Agram Township, where he died in 1911.+++And Paul, my great grandfather, settled five miles away, in Buckman, Minnesota. He died there in 1900.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Dishpan Cookies

A few weeks ago, I made a batch of cookies for a client using a recipe she'd had in her recipe box for years. She said she'd eliminated some of the ingredients and halved it, since it made so many in the original amounts, and since she didn't care for the coconut, chocolate chips, and walnuts called for in the original recipe. (Ha! In my mind, what's the point of making cookies without those ingredients?)
Here's the original recipe in it's unchanged, enuf-for-an-army form.  Nope, these cookies are NOT low cal, and they're NOT good for you, but damn, they're really yummy, and great for milk or coffee dunking.  Trust me.

Dishpan Cookies

2 C sugar
2 C brown sugar
4 eggs
2 C veg oil
2 tsp vanilla
4 C flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
4 C cornflakes
1 1/2 C oatmeal
1 C coconut
1 C walnuts
1 C chocolate chips

Mix and drop batter by spoonfuls on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes. Makes about 8 dozen.

 The thing about this that tickled me was her comment as the cookies were cooling.  "I still wonder why they're called dishpan cookies.."

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