Makes 42 cookies
Fran's StoryThis recipe is the original one off the Quaker Oats box. I thought I'd post it since it's my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe, plus I haven't seen it on an oatmeal box in quite some time.
It took awhile for me to figure out why I liked these cookies so much, then I realized that they have NO CINNAMON in them! Not that you couldn't add some, but that was the difference.
Homemade oatmeal cookies... a pleasure from my childhood to yours. Got milk? =^..^=
brown sugar, packed
OPTIONS, ADJUST AMOUNTS TO TASTE OR USE ANY COMBINATION
raisins, more or less
craisins (cranberry raisins)
chocolate or butterscotch chips
2Put the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda, and oatmeal) in a medium bowl. Mix together well.
3NOTE: I mix the ingredients in this recipe by hand, using the large meat fork from my cutlery set. After years of it taking up space in my drawer, it gets used several times a week now. This photo shows the meat fork next to a regular dinner fork. If you've got one, use it!
4Put the rest of the ingredients (Crisco, brown sugar, white sugar, egg, water, and vanilla) in a larger bowl. Mix together well.
6Add any optional ingredients you like. In my family, some like plain oatmeal cookies and others like raisins, so I make the plain ones first, then stir in a few raisins to finish out the baking. (I've also been known to separate the cookie dough into separate bowls & add a little bit of different extras to each bowl.) Make them any way you like. Cookies should be fun! =^..^=
7Drop with a teaspoon (or a small scoop) on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 7-10 minutes, depending on how soft or crunchy you like your oatmeal cookies.