Oatmeal Cookies

Oxmoor House
about 5 dozen


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3/4 cup shortening
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups quick-cooking oats, uncooked


Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg, water, and vanilla, beating well.

Sift together flour, soda, and salt in a small mixing bowl; add to creamed mixture, stirring until well blended. Add oats, mixing well.

Drop batter by heaping teaspoonfuls 3 inches apart onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets, and let cool completely on wire racks.

Created date

February 2010