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Above is the vintage recipe for oatmeal cookies from an old can of quaker oats. If you look under the lid today you will find a slightly different recipe, one that calls for less fat and less sugar

Here are the players only I used half butter half crisco, due to the fact I did not have enough butter.

Here is a little tip, when measuring the shortening drop it in a measuring cup of water, it saves you from having to scrape it out of a measuring cup. I put 2 cups of water in the measuring cup then added the shortening until the water level reached 2.5 cups, Voilà 1/2 cup shortening. Then just lift the shortening out of the water and drop it in the mixing bowl. (don’t put the water in unless you want some really soupy cookies)

Beat together the fats and sugar until creamy, add vanilla and eggs and mix some more, then add the dry ingredients, but don’t add the oats yet.

Once everything is all mixed up add the oats, raisins, nuts and whatever else you like and mix well.


Drop spoonful on a ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes…

Ahhhhhhh, yummy Old Fashioned Oatmeal cookies. 🙂

Recipe ingredents:

1 C butter
1 C firmly packed brown Sugar
1/2 C granulated Sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1-1/2 Cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Salt (optional)
3 C Oatmeal (I used old fashion style)
1 C Raisins (optional)
1/2 C Walnuts (optional)