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Old 21-02-2009, 06:20 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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Default REC: Quaker's Famous Oatmeal Cookies

Absolutely the best. My Mom's always come out in little mounds, mine
end up flat. I read the reasons why somewhere (overbeating the solid
fat? Butter too warm?) but it doesn't matter; they're all good!

maxine in ri

On Feb 19, 9:21*pm, Damsel in dis Dress
wrote:
Fantastic oatmeal cookies!

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* * * * * * * * * * *Quaker's Famous Oatmeal Cookies

Recipe By * * :Quaker Oats
Serving Size *: 60 * *Preparation Time :0:00
Categories * *: Cookies/Bars

* Amount *Measure * * * Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- *------------ *--------------------------------
* 1 * * * * * * * *cup *firmly packed brown sugar
* * *3/4 * * * * * cup *vegetable shortening
* * *1/2 * * * * * cup *granulated sugar
* 1 * * * * * * *large *egg
* * *1/4 * * * * * cup *water
* 1 * * * * * teaspoon *vanilla extract
* 3 * * * * * * * cups *quick-cooking oats -- uncooked
* 1 * * * * * * * *cup *all-purpose flour
* 1 * * * * * teaspoon *salt -- optional
* * *1/2 * * *teaspoon *baking soda

Heat oven to 350F. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, shortening and
granulated sugar until creamy. Add egg, water and vanilla; beat well.
Add combined oats, flour, salt and baking soda; mix well.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire
rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

Variations:
Add 1 cup of any one or a combination of any of the following
ingredients to basic cookie dough: raisins, chopped nuts, chocolate
chips or shredded coconut.

LARGE COOKIES:
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 15
to 17 minutes. ABOUT 2-1/2 DOZEN

BAR COOKIES:
Press dough onto bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake 30
to 35 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely in pan on
wire rack. Cut into bars. Store tightly covered. Makes 24 BARS

S(Website:
* "http://www.quakeroats.com/"
Yield:
* "5 dozen"

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NOTES :
Us: *1 tablespoon cinnamon
Joe: *raisins
Todd: *raisins and walnuts