*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           Crisp Oatmeal Cookies
 
 Recipe By     : Blue Ribbon Cookies ISBN 0-312-01739-1
 Serving Size  : 50   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      cup           shortening
    1      cup           brown sugar
    1      cup           granulated sugar
    2      whole         eggs
    1      teaspoon      vanilla extract
    1 1/2  cups          flour
    1      teaspoon      baking soda
    1      teaspoon      salt
    3      cups          quick-cooking oats
      1/2  cup           chopped nuts
 
 1. Cream together the shortening and sugars. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
 2. Sift together the flour, soda, and salt, then stir it into the creamed
mixture.
 3. Stir in the oatmeal, 1/2 cup a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition.
Add the nuts after the last addition of oatmeal.
 4. Divide the dough in half and roll out each portion into a long log about 2
inches in diameter. Wrap and chill each log for several hours in the
refrigerator.
 5. Slice the dough into disks, about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick and place on a greased
baking sheet. Be sure to leave room for the cookies to spread as they cook.
 6. Bake in a pre-heated 350 F oven for 10-15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Remove from the sheet to cool.
 
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 NOTES : You'll get 4-5 dozen cookies depending on how thick you slice them.
 
 This recipe was entered in the Polk County fair by Susan Peterson, St. Croix
Falls, WI