Oatmeal Cookies

Serves: 36
Total Calories: 126


1 cup vegetable shortening
3/4 cup sugar granulated
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour, scooped and leveled
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon water hot
2 cups oats instant
1/2 cup walnuts coarsely chopped


Cream shortening and sugars together until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour and salt. Add soda that has been dissolved in hot water blend. Stir in rolled oats, and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 10 minutes or until barely brown and still a little puffy. For crisper cookies bake until cookies flatten. Makes 3 dozen cookies. Recipe may be doubled.
Note: Coconut or raisins may also be added to this basic cookie dough.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies: Add 1 package (6 ounces) chocolate chips with the oats and nuts.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 36
Total Calories: 126
Calories from Fat: 63

This Oatmeal Cookies recipe is from the Managing Your Meals Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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