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Chewy Oatmeal Cookies



3/4 cup Crisco Butter Flavored shortening
1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups quick or old fashioned uncooked Quaker oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup raisins
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts


Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease baking sheet with butter flavor Crisco.
Combine Crisco, brown sugar, egg, milk and vanilla in large bowl.
Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Combine
oats, flour baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Mix into creamed mixture
at low speed just until blended. Stir in raisins and nuts. Drop rounded
tablespoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto baking sheet. Bake for
10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet.
Remove to cooling rack.


Half-dipped cookies - Omit raisins and nuts. Bake and cool. Microwave
1 cup Dutch Fudge frosting for 20 - 25 seconds, or until smooth and thin.
Dip top half of cookie in frosting. Lay on waxed paper until set.

Oatmeal chip cookies - Omit raisins and nuts. Add 1 cup baking chips
to batter. Bake and cool.

Maple Walnut Cookies - Omit raisins. Add 1 1/2 tsps maple extract to
dough. Bake and cool. Frost top of cooled cookie with mixture of 1
container vanilla layer cake frosting and 1 tsp maple extract.
Garnish with walnut half


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