Recipe: Oatmeal Apple Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 cups quick oats ( not instant or old fashioned)
  • 1 cup peeled diced apples
  • 3/4 cup raisins (optional)
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375° and grease cookie sheet.
  • Combine shortening, sugar, egg, milk and vanilla in large bowl.
  • Beat at medium speed until well blended.
  • Combine flour, cinnamon, salt, soda and nutmeg in a small bowl and mix into creamed mixture at low speed until just blended.
  • Stir in oats, apples, raisins and nuts.
  • Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough about 2-inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 13 minutes or until just set.
  • Cool for a minute or 2 on cookie sheets and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm.
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