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       Title: CRUNCHY OATMEAL COOKIES
  Categories: Biscuits, Cookies
       Yield: 1 servings
  
       3 c  Uncooked Quick Oats
       1 c  All-purpose flour
       1 ts Baking soda
     1/2 ts Salt (optional)
       1 c  Packed brown sugar
     1/2 c  White granulated sugar
     3/4 c  Shortening
       1    Egg
       1 ts Vanilla extract
     1/4 c  Molasses
  
   raisins, nuts, chocolate chips, birdseed, etc.
   
   Preheat oven to 350 F
   
   Mix dry ingredients.  Cream together sugars, shortening, vanilla, molasses.
   Mix in dry ingredients until mixed.  Add “extras” -- raisins, nuts, chips,
   etc. (I like pecans and chocolate chips). Roll tablespoons of the batter
   into little balls (the molasses will make a mess out of your hands -- I
   have to wash them a few times) about 3/4 or 1 in diameter; place on a
   greased cookie sheet. Press them down with your fingers to flatten them,
   and put them in the oven for 11-13 minutes. If you bake them at a bit lower
   than 350 you can do it longer and they get more crispy. Remove from oven
   and let sit for a minute or two so they don't fall apart when you cool them
   on a wire rack.
   
   Enjoy!
   
   Gary L Hewitt                          glhewitt@phoenix.princeton.edu
  
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