Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
I have an oatmeal cookie recipe that came on my tin of oats (1983) and it has NEVER failed me. This is my family's most requested cookie:
Famous Oatmeal Cookies
3/4 cup vegetable shortening (I use crisco)
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup water (room temp.)
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups oats, uncooked (I use old-fashioned oats, not quick)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon soda
Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Beat together shortening, sugars, egg, water and vanilla until creamy. Add combined remaining ingredients: mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. (For variety, add chopped nuts, raisins, chocolate chips or coconut.) Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
SweetQ: You should not have to press these cookies down....they will flatten themselves. GOOD LUCK!