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Oatmeat Raisin Cookies

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Servings: 6
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

1 3/4  c  Sifted all-purpose flour
1  t  Baking powder
1  t  Baking soda
1/2  ts  Salt
2    Eggs
1 1/4  c  White sugar
1/2  c  Shortening (or part butter
    -and pure lard)
6  tb  Molasses
1  t  Vanilla
2  c  Quick oatmeal
1/2  c  Chopped raisins
1/2  c  Chopped walnuts

Sift flour, baking soda and powder, salt, sugar into mixing bowl. Add unbeaten eggs, shortening, molasses and vanilla. Stir with wooden spoon until smooth (1 1/2 minutes) or beat with mixer until smooth. Then add rolled oats, raisins and chopped walunts. Drop 4 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 325F. for 12-15 minutes. From the book "Treasured Mennonite Recipes" by the Mennoinite Community Relief Sales Volume 1 AR/923

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