Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

What can you say about oatmeal cookies? Who ever had a bad oatmeal cookie, no one I know. Mary would have rather eaten oatmeal cookies for breakfast rather then a bowl of oatmeal ... unlike Charlie. Oatmeal and wheat toast with butter was Charlies daily staple.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat together shortening, sugars, egg, water and vanilla until creamy. Add combined remaining ingredients; mix well.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at 350°F for 12-15 minutes.
  4. For variety; add chopped nuts, raisins, chocolate chips or coconut.


Most Helpful

These were tasty oatmeal cookies with a lovely texture. They were crisp on the edges and rather soft on the inside. I just think they need a little more spice for my taste. I already added about 1ts of cinnamon to the batter, but still had the feeling that they were missing something. Maybe a bit more vanilla as well... I made half the recipe and got 11 tbs sized cookies out of it. I reduced the sugar to 1/4 cup and added about 50g raisins to the batter. That way they had a lovely sweet fruity taste. These were good, but I did already have better oatmeal cookies.

Lalaloula March 01, 2009

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