Since my sister doesn’t like chocolate, we had a lot of sweets without it and oatmeal cookies were a favorite dessert growing up.  When oatmeal was added to my grocery list for my 21 day reset, I decided I wanted to make oatmeal cookies for my royal wedding brunch to add something sweet that wasn’t terribly unhealthy.

Oatmeal Cookies


  • 3/4 C shortening
  • 1 C brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 C water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 C Quaker oats
  • 1 C flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp soda

Preheat oven to 350 degress. Beat together shortening, sugars, egg, water and vanilla until creamy.  Add combined remaining ingredients; mix well.  Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.  For variety add chopped nuts, raisins, chocolate chips or coconut. Makes 5 dozen.

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