1 cup Shortening, soft
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup milk, sweet or sour (I used plain milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups oatmeal
2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
Mix shortening and sugars together.
Add eggs, milk and vanilla and mix.
After it is well mixed, add the oatmeal and mix.
Add dry ingredients, flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg to sifter. Add to mixture and beat until well mixed.
Add chopped nuts, raisins, chocolate chips, or coconut to the dough for variety. I made oatmeal raisin cookies here for the preparedness fair our ward had on Saturday.