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       Title: Date-Nutty Oatmeal Cookies # 2
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 30 servings
  
     3/4 c  Vegetable shortening
            =-butter flavored
   1 1/4 c  Light brown sugar, packed
       1    Egg
     1/3 c  Orange juice
   1 1/2 ts Vanilla extract
       3 c  Rolled oats; quick-cooking
       1 c  All-purpose flour
     1/2 ts Baking soda
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/4 ts Ground cinnamon
       1 c  Sweetened coconut flakes
       1 c  Chopped dates
       1 c  Chopped nuts; walnuts or
            -pecans
  
   Recipe by: Woman’s Day, Holiday Baking 1994
        Preheat oven to 375 degrees; grease cookie sheets.  In a large bowl
   with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the shortening, brown sugar,
   egg, orange juice and vanilla extract until well blended. In a medium bowl,
   combine the oats, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. With the mixer on
   low speed, beat the flour mixture into the shortening mixture until just
   blended.  Stir in the coconut, dates and nuts. Drop the dough by rounded
   tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake one
   cookie sheet at a time for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies are
   lightly browned.  Cool for 2 minutes on the cookies sheets. Remove to racks
   to cool completely.
  
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