This is one of my favorite cookies. They are so easy to make and oh, so delicious. If you like oatmeal. Someone informed me last night that they don't like oatmeal cookies, but he does like every other cookie and cake that I make and bake. So, maybe he'll like this if he tries them.
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup trans-fat free vegetable shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
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.