*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           FAMOUS OATMEAL COOKIES
 
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 Serving Size  : 60   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      3/4   c            Vegetable shortening
    1       c            Firmly packed brown sugar
      1/2   c            Granulated sugar
    1                    Egg
      1/4   c            Water
    1       t            Vanilla
    3       c            QUAKER Oats (quick or old
                         -fashioned, uncooked)
    1       c            All-purpose flour
    1       t            Salt (opt)
      1/2   t            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.
   
   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.
  
 
 
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