MagPad Dinner Table

MagPad Dinner Table

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Oatmeal Cookies

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
l cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp cloves
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
3 cups quick-cooking oats

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix thoroughly shortening, sugars, egg, water and vanilla. Stir in remaining ingredients.

Drop dough by teaspoons 1 inch apart onto greased baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until almost no imprint remains when touched with finger. Immediately remove from baking sheet. Store in tightly covered container.

About 5 dozen cookies.

This recipe is from my Betty Crocker's cookbook. It is my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe. Sam requested that I post this recipe.


At times I get a little frustrated with this recipe. When I cook the cookies they seem to need need more oatmeal or flour, so I usually end up adding more oatmeal. My goal is to find the perfect oatmeal cookie recipe. I just came across this site dedicated to teach you how to make the perfect oatmeal cookie. Check it out here. Be sure to click onto the recipe link.

1 comment:

Janelle said...

Thank goodness for Sam...because I keep thinking that I'm going to be in trouble one of these baking days when I look for the recipe...and discover I don't have it.