Kathie's Oatmeal Cookies

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 4:20 pm
By: News On 6

1 c. shortening
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. dark brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
1 ½ c. Shawnee Best all-purpose flour
3 c. old fashioned oats
1 c. chopped Oklahoma pecans (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease cookie sheets.
2. Cream shortening and sugars until light. Add eggs and beat thoroughly. Add salt, soda, cinnamon and vanilla. Mix in flour, oats and pecans; combine well.
3. Place rounded tablespoons of dough on cookie sheets.
4. Bake 12 to 14 minutes. Bake time determines the texture of your cookie. Cook longer for crunchy cookie --- less for chewy cookie.
Tip: To measure shortening, use the same cup you cracked your eggs into. This will keep shortening from sticking to the cup and makes for easier clean up.
Yield: About 4 ½ dozen cookies.
Recipe submitted by Shawnee Milling Company
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