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the ultimate oatmeal cookie

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Amy Alusa
Chico, CA

I got this recipe on the back of the Crisco Butter Flavored Shortening can. I love it. It is great with walnuts, currants, Craisins, raisins, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, M&Ms, Reeses Pieces, Rolos, butterscotch pieces, toffee bits, etc. I may have made a few changes. The first time I submitted it, I did it with the wrong ingredients under another name; so I have corrected it and corrected the name as well. I think I must've been having a seizure. I am so very sorry. It is finally correct now; and I know that you will all really enjoy these cookies!

(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For the ultimate oatmeal cookie

  • 3/4 c
    butter flavored shortening; i use crisco brand
  • 1 1/4 c
    dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 lg
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract-i use mexican or madagascar bourbon
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh zest of orange peel or 1/4 dried zest of orange peel
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 c
    quick cooking oats or old fashioned oats
  • 1 c
    raisins, dates, currants, craisins, white chocolate chips, chocolate chips, etc.
  • 1 c
    chopped nuts, walnuts or pecans

How To Make the ultimate oatmeal cookie

  • 1
    Cream together the shortening with the sugar. Add vanilla extract and egg. Beat at medium speedd until combined.
  • 2
    In a separate bowl, Sift or whisk very well. Add the next 4 ingredients. Mix into the creamed mixture, then stir in the oats, raisins or chips, nuts, etc. (whatever, if anything, you choose.)
  • 3
    Place 1 or 2 inch balls, 2 inches apart on sheets sprayed with vegetable spray. Flatten gently with palm of your hand. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 4 dozen.

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