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    The Very Best Oatmeal Cookies

    The Very Best Oatmeal Cookies. Photo by Dine & Dish

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    Sharlene~W's Note:

    One of the best oatmeal cookies I've ever tasted. A definite family favorite. They are fantastic without the optional nuts, raisins or chocolate. Photo by KC Cooker is how these cookies look when I bake them--fairly flat, chewy in the middle with crispy edges. Yum.....

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      Cream together shortening and sugars.
    3. 3
      Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.
    4. 4
      Sift together flour, salt and soda.
    5. 5
      Add to creamed mixture.
    6. 6
      Stir in oats slowly.
    7. 7
      Mix well. Add nuts, chips or raisins, if desired. Dough will be fairly stiff.
    8. 8
      Drop by heaping tablespoon on lightly greased cookie sheet. (I use a 4 teaspoon cookie scoop and press them down slightly before baking).
    9. 9
      Bake for 8-10 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 17, 2012


      Shame on me that I never reviewed these. I make them all the time. They are one of my go to oatmeal cookie recipes. I always get compliments and requests for the recipe. They make a thinner, crunchier cookie, and I like them best plain, w/ no nuts, raisins or chips. Came to the recipe today b/c I need a dessert for a kosher friend for a meat meal, and these are parve, an added bonus!

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    • on May 18, 2011


      I may never make a different recipe! I added half a bag of chocolate chips (all I had) and they were great. Crispy edge, chewy middle - just like everyone says. No flavor overpowers another. Completely yummy.

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    • on November 19, 2010


      ya these are good; I was tempted to tweek, as is my wont, but I resisted and am glad; I did place the dough in the 'fridge as I have found that chilled dough works better for me. And DO flatten them a bit, it's what gives the cookie a crispy outer edge and a soft chewy center. Yay Sharlene

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    Nutritional Facts for The Very Best Oatmeal Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (1285 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 132.3
    Calories from Fat 58
    Total Fat 6.4 g
    Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    Cholesterol 10.3 mg
    Sodium 104.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 8.6 g
    Protein 1.7 g

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