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Orange 'n' Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

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Servings: 72
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

2 1/2  c  All-purpose flour
2  c  Uncooked oatmeal
1  t  Baking soda
1/4  ts  Ground nutmeg
1  lg  Unpeeled orange, cut into
1  c  Raisins
1  c  Butter - softened
1  c  Granulated sugar
1  c  Packed brown sugar
2  ea  Eggs
1  t  Vanilla extract
1  c  Coarsely chopped walnuts

In a medium bowl, stir or whisk together flour, oatmeal, soda and nutmeg. In food processor or blender, combine orange chunks and raisins; process until finely chopped to yield about 1 1/2 cups. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until well blended. Stir in orange-raisin mixture. Gradually stir in flour mixture and nuts. Cover and refrigerate an hour or longer until well chilled. Shape dough into balls the size of a walnut (dough is slightly sticky), and place about 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten each slightly. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes, until lightly brown around edges. With spatula, remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire racks.

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