Friday, January 29, 2010

famous oatmeal cookies

I got this recipe from my MIL. We LOVE these cookies...they are definitely 'famous' at our house!! These cookies are SO good. Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.

I'm sorry these pictures are SO bad. I actually get a headache if I look at them too long. I thought about making another batch to get a better picture, but decided I just can't eat another entire batch so soon. Yep, I don't have much will-power when it comes to oatmeal cookies....or any other cookies for that matter. So take a quick glance at the pictures and then go make some of these for yourself...or the entire family.....hmmm...maybe I will go make another batch.
famous oatmeal cookies
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 cups oats (I used quick-cooking oats)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. soda
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet choc. chips (optional)
  • nuts (optional)

Directions: Cream shortening and sugars. Add egg, vanilla, and water. Mix flour, salt, and soda together. Add to creamed mixture. Add oats. Make into cookies. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

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  1. I LOVE oatmeal cookies but I've never made them because I didn't have a good recipe... now I have a "famous"recipe ,-)

    I am so excited to give this recipe a try!!

  2. Good thing you're skinny so you can afford to eat all your good cooking. Mom always uses ground up oats for flour in her cookies and Justin loves them.

  3. The cookies look incredible and so easy and very yummy.Thanks for sharing..


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