Easy Oatmeal Cookies

To all of my faithful Delicious Bits readers Merry Christmas!

These cookies are one of my grandmothers favorite recipes. She sent the recipe to me in the mail and told me to share them with friends. Indeed I have, they are simply wonderful. They are meant to me more of a crisp cookie so they are flat and thin. But oh so good!! Hope you all enjoy!!


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt (scant amount)
  • 1/2 cup butter or shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats


Preheat oven to 350°

Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda.

In a separate bowl cream together the shortening and both sugars until light. Works best with a hand mixer or kitchen aid mixer. Add the vanilla and egg and mix well.

Stir in the dry ingredients and mix well.

Drop by tablespoon full onto a baking sheet and place in preheated oven. Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges are slightly browned. Remove from oven and let sit for a few seconds before removing them from the baking pan. They will fall apart if they are removed to quickly.

Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!!

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