Quaker Oats Oatmeal Cookies

 

3/4
cup vegetable shortening
1
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1
egg
1/4
cup water
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
cups oats, uncooked
1
cup all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon baking soda

 

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Beat together shortening, sugar, egg, water and vanilla until creamy.  Add combined remaining ingredients;  mix well.  Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.  For variety, add chopped nuts, raisins, chocolate chips or coconut.  

 

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.