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four-in-one cookies

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It's called 4 in 1 because you can divide the dough and add a variety of things to get different results. I live alone and do not need a couple dozen of the SAME cookie:-) Adding a 1/2 tsp of almond extract along with the vanilla is one of my favorite variations. Think about adding Craisens and White Chocolate chips, or chopped pecans and M&M's or...

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Ingredients For four-in-one cookies

  • 1 c
    shortening or margarine, softened
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/4 c
    sifted all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3 c
    uncooked oats
  • 1 c
    add on of your choice

How To Make four-in-one cookies

  • 1
    Beat shortening, sugars, eggs and vanilla together until creamy.
  • 2
    Sift together flour, soda and salt and add to creamed mixture; blend well.
  • 3
    Stir in oats and shape to form 1-inch balls.
  • 4
    Place on greased cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.
  • 5
    Bake in preheated moderate oven (350) 12 to 15 minutes.
  • 6
    Cool about 2 minutes, then remove cookies from cookie sheet.
  • 7
    For variety, add 1 cup of... raisins, salted peanuts, semi-sweet chocolate pieces or flaked or shredded coconut with the oats.

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