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Blue Ribbon Oatmeal Cookies

Servings: 4 dozen
I make a lot of cookies, but this is my favorite oatmeal cookie. You can vary the add-ins and make the basic cookie taste so different. I also have added toffee chips to the dough, uuuummm, good!

3/4 cup butter flavored Crisco
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups rolled oats (old fashioned, uncooked)
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts (toasted)

Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC).

Beat together Crisco, butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, and salt; mix well. Stir in oats, and chopped pecans; mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack.

Makes: About 4 dozen

May add chocolate chips, raisins, dates, or dried apricots (chopped), spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg) or add ¼ cup cocoa for a chocolate cookie.

Source: Carol Forcum
Submitted By: Carol Forcum
Date: 2-24-03