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The Very Best Oatmeal Cookies

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“One of the best oatmeal cookies I've ever tasted. A definite family favorite. They are fantastic without the optional nuts, raisins or chocolate. Photo by KC Cooker is how these cookies look when I bake them--fairly flat, chewy in the middle with crispy edges. Yum.....”
36 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream together shortening and sugars.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.
  4. Sift together flour, salt and soda.
  5. Add to creamed mixture.
  6. Stir in oats slowly.
  7. Mix well. Add nuts, chips or raisins, if desired. Dough will be fairly stiff.
  8. Drop by heaping tablespoon on lightly greased cookie sheet. (I use a 4 teaspoon cookie scoop and press them down slightly before baking).
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

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