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  • 3/4 c Vegetable shortening
  • 1 c Firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c Granulated sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 c Water
  • 1 ts Vanilla
  • 3 c QUAKER Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1 c All-purpose flour
  • 1 ts Salt (opt)
  • 1/2 ts 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.
From Favorite All Time Recipes - Homemade Holiday Cookies, Publication International, Ltd., ISBN 0-7853-0147-X.