Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

3/4 cup butter-flavor Crisco Shortening
1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1/3 tsp. vanilla
3 cup Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt (optional)
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup raisins
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease baking sheet with Butter Flavor Crisco. Combine Butter Flavor Crisco, brown sugar, egg, milk, and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Combine oats, flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Mix into creamed mixture at low speed just until blended. Stir in raisin and nuts. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on cooling rack.

About 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

*This recipe is on a circular piece of cardboard that came from the top of a Quaker Oats container. On the back it says, "Chewy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe under seal. Lift ring to open"

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