Oatmeal raisin cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
1 cup raisins
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans, optional
In a mixing bowl, cream together shortening and sugars. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in oats, raisins and pecans. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 11 minutes, or until golden brown. Do not overbake. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Makes 3 1/2 dozen.

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Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

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