Cindy’s Oatmeal Cookies

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Recipe Created By: Cindy B


1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp oil
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 Tbsp warm water
1 cup margarine
2 1/3 cups regular or quick-cooking oats
1 12 oz chocolate chips (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 °F. Lightly grease baking sheets.

Cream margarine and sugar together. Add vanilla, oil, and water. Beat well.

In a separate bowl, stir together the dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to margarine and sugar mixture, and stir all well.

Add chocolate chips (or 1 1/2 cups raisins, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1/2 tsp nutmeg if you prefer).

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared pans. Bake 10-12 minutes until edges are brown. Transfer to wire rack to cool.



For oatmeal raisin cookies, add 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, and 1 1/2 cup raisins instead of chocolate chips.
Butter and Margarine: Butter is a dairy product made from cow’s milk. Margarine typically contains milk or soy, but there are milk-free and soy-free versions available.
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