Classic Oatmeal Cookies

These are the chewy, old-fashioned oatmeal cookies that you remember from childhood. Be careful not to overbake these!

Makes: 60 cookiesHands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 60 cookies

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup raisins

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 2 large baking sheets.
  • Beat together shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla, and water. Combine dry ingredients; stir into creamed mixture. Fold in raisins.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoons onto prepared baking sheets. Bake 12–15 minutes.
  • Allow to cool 5 minutes before removing from baking sheets.

Recipe Information

Makes: 60 cookies

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup raisins

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 2 large baking sheets.
  • Beat together shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla, and water. Combine dry ingredients; stir into creamed mixture. Fold in raisins.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoons onto prepared baking sheets. Bake 12–15 minutes.
  • Allow to cool 5 minutes before removing from baking sheets.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories70
Total Fat3g
Saturated Fat0.5g
Cholesterol5mg
Sodium50mg
Total Carbohydrate11g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars7g
Protein1g