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Famous Oatmeal Cookies

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Servings: 60
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

3/4  cup  Vegetable shortening
1  cup  Firmly packed brown sugar
1/2  cup  Granulated sugar
1    Egg
1/4  cup  Water
1  teaspoon  Vanilla
3  cups  Quick cooking oats
1  cup  All-purpose flour
1  teaspoon  Salt, optional
1/2  teaspoon  Baking soda

Heat oven to 350'F. Beat shortening, suagrs, egg, water and vanilla until creamy. Add combined oats, flour, salt and baking soda; mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove to cooling rack; cool completely. Store tightly covered.

Add 1 cup of any or a combination of the following ingredients to basic cookie dough: raisins, chopped nuts, chocolate chips or coconut.

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