Rolled Oatmeal Cookies
If you prepare extra dough ahead of time and store in the freezer, you can
bake cookies as needed without having to mixing new cookies dough. (I store
cookie dough in old juice cans. Cut off the other end and push out the cookie
dough and slice.)
1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups oatmeal (quick-cooking)
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
Cream butter and sugar. Add water and vanilla, mixing well. Combine the dry
ingredients and add to the creamed mixture. Chill for 30 minutes.
Shape into two 1-1/2 inch rolls and wrap tightly in waxed
paper. Chill for 2 hours or until firm. Cut into 1/2-inch slices. Place 2 inches
apart on greased baking sheets.
Bake in a 375 preheated oven for 12 minutes or until lightly
browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Yields about 3 1/2 dozen.