Oatmeal Cookies

Submitted by Chris Lowe


1/2 cup butter or margarine

1/2 cup shortening


2 cups brown sugar

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

3 cups rolled oats

Optional: 1/2 cup nuts or 1 cup raisins


Mix butter with shortening and then with sugar, add eggs one at a time.  Mix well. Stir in flour, salt and baking soda. Mix well.


Stir in oats and raisins or nuts.  Mix well. 

Roll into about 1 inch balls, dough will be sticky, and bake in a 350º oven for 10-12 minutes.