Mary Jo's Oatmeal Cookies

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3/4 c. shortening
1 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 egg
1/4 c. water
1 t. vanilla
3 c. oats uncooked
1 c. flour
1 t. salt
1/2 t. soda
chopped pecans optional
raisins optional

1. Beat shortening and sugars, water, egg, and vanilla until creamy.
2. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
3. Drop by teaspoon on greased cookie sheet.
4. Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes.

Makes 5 dozen cookies.