The Best Oatmeal Cookies (Gwenn’s recipe)

1 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon pure vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon cloves
3 cups of oats
3/4 cup walnuts
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream shortening and sugars together, add eggs and vanilla and beat well. Sift together flour, salt, baking soda, and spices. Add to shortening mixture and mix well. Add oats, walnuts and raisins; fold in to incorporate. Spoon out on to cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 -12 minutes; remove to wire rack. Cool.  Makes 2 dozen.

This recipe can be found in the Breakfast and Beyond Cookbook on page 187.

Bon appetite!
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