Famous Quaker Oatmeal Cookies
Recipe Credit

(cookie, oatmeal, vegetable Shortening)

Famous Quaker Oatmeal Cookies
Famous Quaker Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: 60 cookies


¾ C vegetable shortening
1 C brown sugar—firmly packed
½ C granulated sugar
1 egg
¼ C water
1 tsp vanilla
3 C Quaker oatmeal—uncooked
1 C all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
½ tsp soda
chopped nuts, raisons, dates, craisons, chocolate chips, or coconut—or combination


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Beat together the shortening, both sugars, egg, water, and vanilla until creamy.
  3. Combine and add remaining dry ingredients; mix well.
  4. Add any optional ingredients.
  5. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 350° 12 - 15 minutes.