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Famous Oatmeal Cookies

Famous Oatmeal Cookies

So good, they’re famous. Make batch after batch of these cookies and watch them disappear. Add chocolate chips, nuts, shredded coconut and more to customize your perfect cookie experience.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups Large Flake Quaker® Oats or Quick Quaker® Oats (uncooked)
  • 1 cup all‑purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

How to make it

  1. 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.
  2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. 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