Oatmeal Cookies

Since we've made oatmeal cookies twice in the past week it seemed perhaps I should share the recipe.  I think oatmeal cookies are my favorite kind.  I've never met a cookie I didn't like though.
Oatmeal Cookies
3/4 C shortening
1 C brown sugar
1/4 C water
1 t vanilla
1 C flour
1 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t cloves
3 C quick cook oats

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Mix together shortening, sugars, water, and vanilla.  Add remaining ingredients and mix well.  Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto a lightly oiled baking sheet.  Bake for 12-15 minutes.  Remove from cookie sheet immediately.  Allow to firm up and cool on wire cooling rack. 


  1. Those look great! Thanks for the recipe. Oatmeal are my husband's favorite cookie!

  2. We love Oatmeal Raisin cookies, at least for a cookie they seem to be somewhat nutritious :) I think the cinnamon and cloves are what makes an Oatmeal cookie taste fabulous.

  3. Certainly more nutritious than say, a sugar cookie! I actually do this sort of rationalization quite frequently. Like "Well, I used applesauce instead of shortening so these are practically like eating fruit!" (Okay, I'm not usually quite that bad.)


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