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Oatmeal Nut Cookies

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

5 dozen

A friend gave me this recipe many years ago, and it's since become a family favorite. I love the aroma of these cookies as they're baking.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts and raisins.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 95 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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