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                         Date-Nutty Oatmeal Cookies
 
 Recipe By     : Woman’s Day, Holiday Baking 1994
 Serving Size  : 30   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Drop Cookies                     Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      3/4  cup           vegetable shortening
                         --butter flavored
    1 1/4  cups          light brown sugar, packed
    1                    egg
      1/3  cup           orange juice
    1 1/2  teaspoons     vanilla extract
    3      cups          rolled oats -- quick-cooking
    1      cup           all-purpose flour
      1/2  teaspoon      baking soda
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
      1/4  teaspoon      ground cinnamon
    1      cup           sweetened coconut flakes
    1      cup           chopped dates
    1      cup           chopped nuts -- walnuts or pecans
 
      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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