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Holiday Hermits

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Servings: 72
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

1  cup  Shortening, soft
1  cup  Granulated sugar
1  cup  Brown sugar, firmly packed
2    Eggs
2 1/2  cups  Sifted all-purpose flour
1/2  teaspoon  Soda
1/2  teaspoon  Salt
1  teaspoon  Cinnamon
1/2  teaspoon  Nutmeg
1/2  cup  Buttermilk
1/2  cup  Raisins
1/2  cup  Diced mixed candied fruits
1/2  cup  Chopped walnuts
1 1/2  cups  Quaker Oats, uncooked
    (quick or old-fashioned)

Beat shortening and sugars together until creamy. Blend in eggs. Sift together flour, soda, salt and spices. Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir in fruits, walnuts, and oats. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased cooky sheets. Bake in moderate oven (350 F) 12 to 15 minutes. Source: Our Favorites for family and friends (The Quaker Oats Company) Typed for you by Karen Mintzias

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