Four-In-One Cookies

Four-in-one Cookies Recipe

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It's called 4 in 1 because you can divide the dough and add a variety of things to get different results.

I live alone and do not need a couple dozen of the SAME cookie:-)

Adding a 1/2 tsp of almond extract along with the vanilla is one of my favorite variations.

Think about adding Craisens and White Chocolate chips, or chopped pecans and M&M's or...


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1 c
shortening or margarine, softened
1 c
granulated sugar
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 tsp
1 1/4 c
sifted all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
3 c
uncooked oats
1 c
add on of your choice

How to Make Four-In-One Cookies


  • 1Beat shortening, sugars, eggs and vanilla together until creamy.
  • 2Sift together flour, soda and salt and add to creamed mixture; blend well.
  • 3Stir in oats and shape to form 1-inch balls.
  • 4Place on greased cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.
  • 5Bake in preheated moderate oven (350) 12 to 15 minutes.
  • 6Cool about 2 minutes, then remove cookies from cookie sheet.
  • 7For variety, add 1 cup of... raisins, salted peanuts, semi-sweet chocolate pieces or flaked or shredded coconut with the oats.

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Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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