Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 cup shortening (Crisco OR butter OR a mixture, softened, not melted)
1/2 cup regular sugar.             )
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed)   OR 1 cup light brown sugar to replace dark Br and reg
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Dash nutmeg (optional)
1 1/2 cup quick oats (OR 1 cup quick and 1/2 cup regular)
anything else you might like: I add dried cranberries and pecans, sometimes white chocolate chips

Cream shortening and sugars.
Mix in egg and vanilla.
Sift together flour, salt, soda, cinnamon and nutmeg; add to mixture.
Stir in oats. Stir in other ingredients.

Drop by teaspoon on greased cookie sheet or baking pan. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or so


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