Heat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Beat shortening and sugars until creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl. Beat into shortening mixture until blended. Stir in oats, cranberries and walnuts. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets
Bake 10-12 minutes or until light brown. Cool on baking sheets 2 minutes prior to placing on cooling racks