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Famous Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Famous Oatmeal Cookies, by , is from The Shumway Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Grams Jo Shumway
Added: Tuesday, November 3, 2009


3/4 c. shortening
1 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
1 egg
1/4 c. water
1 tsp vanilla
3 c. uncooked oats
1 c. flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soda

Beat together shortening, sugars, egg, water, and vanilla until creamy. Add combined remaining ingredients. Mix well. Drop by rounded spoonfuls on to a greased cookie sheet

Bake at 350 12-15 minutes




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