butter flavor shortening
light brown sugar - firmly packed
walnuts, coarsely chopped
1Heat oven to 375 degrees.
2Grease baking sheet with butter flavored shortening.
3Combine shortening, light brown sugar, egg, milk and vanilla in large bowl.
4Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended.
5Combine oats, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
6Mix into creamed mixture at low speed just until blended.
7Stir in raisins and nuts and drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto baking sheet.
8Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
9Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet.
10Remove to kitchen counter--makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
11VARIATIONS: HALF-DIPPED COOKIES-Omit raisins and nuts.
13Microwave 1 cup Dutch Fudge Frosting for 20-25 seconds, or until smooth and thin.
14Dip top half of cookie in frosting and lay on waxed paper until set.
15FAVORITE CHIP COOKIES - Omit raisins and nuts.
16Add 1 cup baking chips to batter and bake and cool.
17MAPLE WALNUT COOKIES - Omit raisins.
18Add 1-1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring to batter and bake and cool.
19Frost top of cooled cookie with mixture of 1 container Vanilla Layer Cake Frosting and 1 teaspoon maple flavoring and garnish with walnut half.
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