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Oatmeal Fruit Cookies


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  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 whole orange
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon



Step 1

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Cream together the shortening and the sugars. Add eggs and mix well. Grind together the raisins, dates, walnuts, and orange; add to sugar mixture. Whisk together the remaining dry ingredients and add to sugar-fruit mixture. Mix well. Chill dough for 2-3 hours.

Then roll dough in balls the size of a walnut and place on cookie sheet. Flatten with glass buttered and dipped in sugar. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.

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