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Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Tried and true Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies. Healthy thanks to the heart-friendly oatmeal.


3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup liquid egg substitute OR 1 egg
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups quick or old fashioned oatmeal, uncooked
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat shortening, sugars, egg, water and vanilla until creamy. Add combined dry ingredients; mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 11 to 13 minutes. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 48 servings.
Serving size: 1 cookie
Calories: 70; Total Fat: 3g; Sodium: 10mg; Fiber: 0g

Did You Know?

More than 40 scientific studies show that eating oatmeal can help lower blood cholesterol levels. Experts believe it's the soluble fiber found in oats that helps reduce blood cholesterol levels.

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