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Famous Oatmeal Cookies

"Introduced in 1955, Famous Oatmeal Cookies earned the distinction of having the longest run on the Quaker® Oats package. With the perfect blend of sweet raisins and oats, these chewy cookies will delight adults and children alike."
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Ingredients

servings 67 cals
Original recipe yields 60 servings (5 dozen)

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Directions

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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, shortening and granulated sugar until creamy. Add egg, water and vanilla; beat well. Add combined oats, flour, salt and baking soda; mix well.
  2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

Footnotes

  • Variation
  • 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. 24 BARS

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 67 calories; 2.9 g fat; 9.6 g carbohydrates; 0.9 g protein; 3 mg cholesterol; 52 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is a solid Oatmeal cookie recipe. I made these exactly as shown, with the addition of 1 cup chocolate chips. Made 3 dozen cookies. They bake up great. The taste is good - I wasn't blown awa...

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I followed the recipe to a T. I failed to read the footnotes where it suggests to add raisins. Consequently the cookies tasted like something was missing. This would be a better cookie if the re...

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This is a solid Oatmeal cookie recipe. I made these exactly as shown, with the addition of 1 cup chocolate chips. Made 3 dozen cookies. They bake up great. The taste is good - I wasn't blown awa...

I followed the recipe to a T. I failed to read the footnotes where it suggests to add raisins. Consequently the cookies tasted like something was missing. This would be a better cookie if the re...

This is an amazing cookie!!! You will love this! At home my family would just pig out on these cookies... Never leaving me any at all sometimes.... But these cookies are to die for!!! I firs...

My family loved this recipe. The cookies were chewy but still a little crunchy and the flavor was what my husband and I remember from when we were kids.

Very good cookie, my children loved them. They stay together & don't run all over the pan and also stayed soft for a week. For less calories, I substituted Equal for the granulated sugar & used...

I added 1 cup rasins and 2 tsp cinnamon and got rave reviews. People kept asking me how I made the cookies, I was almost embarassed to say how easy they were to make. I sometimes substitute 1 cu...

best and only recipe for oatmeal cookies I have been baking them since 1998

these are good -- but not as good as my brothers -- he told me he used the recipe on the quaker oat box -- it must be a different one -- mine came out all cakey like -- but his are large and fla...

This is by far the best oatmeal cookie recipe around. I have used this one for years.