Thursday, July 16, 2009

Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1 c. shortening
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1 t. soda
1 t. salt
1 c. flour
1 c. raisins
1 c. chopped dates (optional)
1 c. chopped pecans (or walnuts)
4 c. oatmeal

Cream sugars and shortening. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix soda, salt, and flour. Add to creamed sugar/shortening mix. Then add oatmeal, dates, raisins, and nuts. Mix well. Put on greased baking sheets. Flatten lightly. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes.

Note: I really like these with dates, but made them without because husband said he might eat more if they didn't have dates. I totally chose poorly on that one. Regardless, they're still tasty.