oatmeal macaroons cookies

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By Melissa Etheridge
from Murfreesboro, TN

This is an old version of a cookie that has become very popular with young people. I've even seen some with edible gold on them. This recipe does not include the gold..ha, ha.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 4-5 dozen
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For oatmeal macaroons cookies

  • 1 c
    shortening
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 2/3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3 c
    quick cooking oats
  • 1 c
    pecans, in pieces
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How To Make oatmeal macaroons cookies

  • 1
    Mix the shortening, sugars, vanilla, and eggs thoroughly.
  • 2
    Sift together the flour, soda, and salt, then add to first mixture.
  • 3
    Fold in oats and nuts. They should be thoroughly moistened.*The mixture will be very stiff.
  • 4
    Form balls using a teaspoon and put on a greased cookie sheet.
  • 5
    Bake 10-15 minutes at 350.
  • 6
    *You can substitute coconut for the pecans if you wish. *You can also brush the tops with edible gold if you're having a party and want to impress your guests. LOL!

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