Oatmeal Cookies

3/4 cup vegetable shortening

3 cups Oatmeal

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp ea. salt, B. soda & vanilla

1 egg

1/4 cup water

Beat together shortening, sugars, egg, water & vanilla until creamy. Combine oatmeal, flour, salt and soda. Add to liquid ingredients and mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 12 to 15 minutes. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

For variety add chopped nuts, raisins, or choc. chips. For granola cookies, substitute 1 1/2 cups granola for 1 1/2 cups oatmeal.



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