Introduced in 1955, Famous Oatmeal Cookies earned the distinction of having the longest run on the Quaker® Oats package. With the perfect blend of sweet raisins and oats, these chewy cookies will delight adults and children alike.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup vegetable shortening
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups Quaker® Oats (Quick or Old Fashioned, uncooked)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, shortening and granulated sugar until creamy. Add egg, water and vanilla; beat well. Add combined oats, flour, salt and baking soda; mix well.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.
Add 1 cup of any one or a combination of any of the following ingredients to basic cookie dough: raisins, chopped nuts, chocolate chips or shredded coconut.LARGE COOKIES:
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 15 to 17 minutes. ABOUT 2-1/2 DOZENBAR COOKIES:
Press dough onto bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Store tightly covered. 24 BARS