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       Title: Famous Oatmeal Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 60 cookies
  
     3/4 c  Vegetable shortening
       1 c  Brown sugar, firmly packed
     1/2 c  Granulated sugar
       1    Egg
     1/4 c  Water
       1 ts Vanilla
       3 c  Quaker Oats, uncooked
            -- (quick or old-fashioned)
       1 c  All-purpose flour
       1 ts Salt (optional)
     1/2 ts Baking soda
  
   Heat oven to 350 F.  Beat together shortening, sugars, eggs, water and
   vanilla until creamy.  Add combined dry ingedients; mix well.  Drop by
   rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 12 to 15 minutes.
   Remove to wire rack; cool completely.  Store tightly covered.
   
   Nutrition Information: (1 cookie, regular size):
   * Calories 70
   * Fat 3g
   * Sodium 10g
   * Dietary Fiber 0g
   
   VARIATIONS:
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   My Own Special Cookies: Stir in 1 cup (any combination of) raisins,
   chopped nuts, semisweet chocolate pieces or flaked coconut.
   
   Large Cookies: Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls. Bake 12 to 14 minutes at
   375 F.
   
   Source: Quaker Oats Favorite Cookies
   Copyright 1994, The Quaker Oats Company
   Reprinted with permission from The Quaker Oats Company
   Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
  
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