Famous Oatmeal Cookies


  • 3/4 cup shortening (soft)
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
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  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups Quaker oats (uncooked)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • raisins (add to your desire)
  • nuts (add to your desire)


Beat shortening, sugars, egg, water, and vanilla together until creamy. Sift together flour, salt, and soda; add to creamed mixture. Blend well. Stir in oats, raisins, and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes. Makes 5 dozen.

By Robin from Washington, IA


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