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Oatmeal Raisin Nut Cookies

1 c. shortening (Crisco)
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
2 c. flour
2 c. Quaker old fashion oatmeal
1 c. or more chopped pecans
2 c. raisins
2 tsp. vanilla

Cream shortening, add sugars, a small amount at a time, creaming thoroughly after each addition. Add eggs and beat well until light and fluffy. Sift together dry ingredients. Add to the mixture. Then add oatmeal, blending well. Stir in nuts, raisins and vanilla. Drop by teaspoon on Pam sprayed cookie sheet. bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes. Yield: approximately 6 dozen.

Disneyland's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies!

3 1/4 c. flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 c. plus 2 tbsp. shortening
1 3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 c. Quaker oats
2 1/2 c. raisins

Blend flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and soda. Set aside.

In mixing bowl, blend shortening, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Mix in dry ingredients until well blended, about 2 minutes. Blend in oats and raisins.

On baking sheet place balls made out of 2 1/2 tablespoons dough. Press dough down until about 1/4-inch thick and about 3 inches across. Bake at 350 degrees 9-12 minutes. Cool on baking sheet. Makes about 2 dozen.

I have used part Crisco, part butter, and they turn out great.

If raisins are hard, cover with boiling water for a minute or two and then drain. They're really good!

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