Sunday, October 4, 2009


This recipe is so old, I don't know where it came from.

3/4 cup lard (or shortening)
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 cups uncooked oats

Beat the lard (or shortening), brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg, water, and vanilla together until creamy. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture; blend well. Stir in the oats and drop by teaspoonful onto greased cookie sheets. Bake in a preheated moderate oven (350 degrees) for 12 to 15 minutes.

Variation: You could add 3/4 cup raisins for Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies.

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