Famous Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1/2 c water
2 teaspoons vanilla
6 cups oatmeal
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
Cream shortening, sugars, egg, water, and vanilla.
Add dry ingredients and mix well.
Add assorted baking chips (milk chocolate and butterscotch shown above) and/or raisins.
Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes.
I was surprised that this recipe wasn’t on the blog yet, maybe because we’d rather have regular chocolate chip cookies than oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. However, I had some butterscotch chips that need to be used up, and I remembered we liked the oatmeal cookie in the Cub Scout book, so here you go.