Helen's Oatmeal Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert/Cookie
Serves: ~40 cookies
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup shortening, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups oats, uncooked
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
  2. Place shortening, sugars, egg, water, and vanilla in a mixing bowl and beat thoroughly.
  3. Sift flout, salt and soda; add to shortening mixture, and mix well.
  4. Blend in oats.
  5. Drop teaspoons of dough onto greased cookie sheets and bake for 12-14 minutes.
Notes
For variation, add ½ tsp cinnamon and ¼ tsp nutmeg, or 1 cup of the following: chopped nuts or raisins, or chocolate chips or coconut.
Recipe by Eleni Saltas at https://elenisaltas.com/2018/12/04/helens-oatmeal-cookies/