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Mark's Nanny's Oatmeal Cookies

Home made from scratch oatmeal cookies.

Cuisine American
Keyword oatmeal cookie
Servings 36 cookies


  • 1 cup shortening I use Crisco sticks
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs unbeaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups flour sifted together I didn't sift mine
  • 3 cups oatmeal Use 3 min or 5 min oats


  1. Mix the above first 5 ingredients with an electric mixer until blended. Mix together dry ingredients with spoon. Add dry ingredients to wet mixture and use electric mixer until blended. Mix in 3 cups of oatmeal to the mixture with spoon until blended. Drop with a spoon onto greased pan. Bake at 350* for 6 -8 minutes or until slightly brown.

    I went slightly longer so if you like chewy cookies remove after about 8 minutes or keep in a minute or 2 longer for crispier cookies. Add chocolate chips if desired. Remove from pan and cool.