Thursday, November 13, 2008

PostHeaderIcon Just Desserts: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Heat oven to 350°F.

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 (tablespoon for large cookies) onto ungreased cookie sheets.

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

Makes about 5 dozen (small) or 2 1/2 dozen (large)

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.

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