The Ultimate Oatmeal Cookie

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Amy Alusa


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 votes

about 2dozen-depending on size
15 Min
10 Min


  • 3/4 c
    butter flavored shortening; i use crisco brand
  • 1 1/4 c
    dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large
  • 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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About The Ultimate Oatmeal Cookie

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: For Kids

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