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Famous Oatmeal Cookies

No matter what, this Quaker Oatmeal cookie recipe is like a warm blankie. You know it’s good, it’s the same everytime and you can count on it!

Famous Oatmeal Cookies by Quaker Oats


  • 3/4 Cup s firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 Cup s trans-fat free vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 Cup s granulated sugar
  • 1/4 Cup s Water
  • 1 Teaspoon s vanilla
  • 3 Cup s Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1 Cup s all-purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon s salt (optional)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon s Baking Soda
  • 1 Egg s


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, shortening and granulated sugar on medium speed of electric mixer 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 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

Recipe Notes

Serving Tips: 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 about 2 1/2 dozen bar cookies.

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