1/3 c Milk
1 ts Lemon juice or vinegar
1 1/2 c Brown sugar; firmly packed
3/4 c Vegetable shortening; melted
1/2 ts Salt
1 1/2 ts Vanilla
3 c Uncooked old fashioned oats
Or quick cooking oats 1 1/2 c All-purpose flour
3/4 ts Baking soda
Heat oven to 375~F. Grease cookie sheet(s). Pour milk into a large bowl. Stir in lemon juice, then the sugar, melted shortening, salt and vanilla. Add remaining ingredients and stir until blended. Form rounded teaspoonfuls into 1-inch balls.Place 3-inches apart on prepared cookie sheet(s). Dip the bottom of a large drinking glass in water and use it to press each ball to 1/8-inch thickness.
Bake 8-10 minutes until set and lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet(s) on wire rack 45-60 seconds, just until firm enough to handle, then remove to wire rack to cool completely. For a fancy cookie, drizzle with melted chocolate!!
Nutrition info per cookie: 80 cal; 1g pro; 12g carb; 3g fat; 0mg chol; 41mg sod. Exchanges: 3/4 starch/bread, 2/3 fat. Cost per cookie: 5 cents. Source: Woman's Day April 26, 1994 Issue -----