CHEWY OATMEAL COOKIES

Teresa G.

By
@BlueGinghamApron

This is my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe that I have used for forty years. I have included suggestions for some delicious variations, also. Bet you can't eat just one!


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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
Makes about 5 dozen
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

3 c
quick cooking oats (uncooked)
1 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
3/4 c
butter flavor shortening
1/2 c
white sugar
1 c
firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/4 c
water
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 large
egg

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2Combine first four ingredients and set aside.

3In the bowl of a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl, beat together remaining ingredients until creamy.

4Add the flour and oat mixture and mix well.

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5Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto a parchment lined cookie sheet or greased cookie sheet.

6Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 to 14 minutes.

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7Remove from cookie sheet and place on parchment paper or foil on flat surface to cool.

8As soon as cool, store in air-tight container.

9Recipe may be doubled.

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10NOTE: Great add-ins include dried and chopped cherries or cranberries, chocolate chips, pecans or peanuts, raisins, butterscotch chips, chopped dried pineapple and coconut, white chocolate chips and chopped macadamia nuts.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Soy Free
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom