Drop Cookies Famous Oatmeal Cookies

posted by Becky 03-06-100 6:25 PM

Famous Oatmeal Cookies
source:Favorite Brand Name Recipe Cookbook (1981)

3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1 tsp. vanila

Preheat to 350. Grease cookie sheet.

Combine the oats, flour, salt and baking soda in a medium mixing bowl.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together the shortening, both sugars, egg, water and vanilla, beating until creamy. Add dry ingredients and mix well.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

For variety, add chopped nuts, raisins, chocolate chips or coconut.

Makes about 5 dozen.

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