Famous Oatmeal Cookies
How to make it
- Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, shortening and granulated sugar until creamy. Add egg, water and vanilla; beat well. Add combined oats, flour, salt and baking soda; mix well.
- Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.
HIGH ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Increase flour to 1‑1/4 cups and bake as directed.
Variations: Add 1 cup of any one or a combination of any of the following ingredients to basic cookie dough: raisins, chopped nuts, chocolate chips or shredded coconut. LARGE COOKIES: Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 15 to 17 minutes. ABOUT 2‑1/2 DOZEN BAR COOKIES: Press dough onto bottom of ungreased 13 x 9‑inch baking pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Store tightly covered. Makes 24 BARS