Classic Oatmeal Cookies

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

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


Makes: 60

Ingredients

  • 3⁄4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1⁄4 cup water
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 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 to 15 minutes.
  • Allow to cool 5 minutes before removing from baking sheets.