Yield: 60 servings
|¾ cup||Vegetable shortening|
|1 cup||Firmly packed brown sugar|
|½ cup||Granulated sugar|
|3 cups||QUAKER Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)|
|1 cup||All-purpose flour|
|1 teaspoon||Salt (opt)|
|½ teaspoon||Baking soda|
Heat oven to 350'F. Beat shortening, sugars, 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.
Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
MY OWN SPECIAL COOKIES: Add 1 cup of any or a combination of the following ingredients to basic cookie dough: raisins, chopped nuts, chocolate chips or coconut. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
From Tony Burke, Cyberealm BBS Watertown, NY 315-786-1120