Mama's Oatmeal Cookies

Contributed by Kateri Dupuis

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

1 cup shortening

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

4 tablespoons milk

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups oatmeal 

Cream together the butter and sugars. Add eggs. Beat well. Add vanilla. Mix well. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture alternately with the milk. Mix until creamy. Add oatmeal and stir well.

Drop on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350°F. for about 12 minutes. Remove from sheet. Cool. Store.

22 February 1998