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Oatmeal Cookies

Yield about 5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

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

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

  3. 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.

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