Famous Oatmeal Cookies

Famous Oatmeal Cookies


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The famous oatmeal cookies are a classic family favorite in every house.

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 15 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

12 cookies


  • 3/4 C. vegetable shortening
  • 1 C. brown sugar
  • 1/2 C. granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 C. water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 C. uncooked oats
  • 1 C. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. soda

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together shortening, sugars, egg, water and vanilla until creamy. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

Variations: You can add chopped nuts, raisins, chocolate chips, or coconut.

Yield: about 5 dozen 

Reviews (5)

  • Would have enjoyed watching this more, if she had already measured everything out. Grew tired of watching video.

    Flag as inappropriate toodygreen  |  September 29, 2009

  • O.k. cookies. I will cut down on the brown sugar next time to 3/4 cup and increase the bake time to 17 minutes. I least my husband and dog eat them, so they must be pretty good!!

    Flag as inappropriate zeuginr@bellsouth.net  |  November 10, 2008

  • Best Cookies I ever made, with chocolate chips, very delicious, I left them in the oven 2 or 3 minutes to long and are now nice and crisp, could eat 'em everyday.

    Flag as inappropriate GermanChef  |  July 17, 2008

  • can you please tell me what makes a good very, very crisp crunchy cookie. I don't like soft cookies

    Flag as inappropriate domonique  |  March 27, 2008

  • These are the best oatmeal cookies I have made......crispy, has a really nice flavor....added coconut and chocolate chips, even better.

    Flag as inappropriate lt4827  |  October 9, 2007

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