Craisins Oatmeal Cookies

Pre-heat oven to 365 degrees

Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Yields about 4 dozen cookies depending on the size you make them.

2 cups shortening

3 cups brown sugar – lightly packed

4 eggs

2 teaspoon vanilla

4 cups old-fashioned oats

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoon sea salt

1 1/2 cups pecans chopped

2 cups craisins

In a large bowl cream together shortening and brown sugar.  Add in and mix well one egg at a time until all is mixed in.  Add vanilla and mix.  Sift together flour, baking soda and sea salt.  Add and mix but do not beat, making sure to mix up from the bottom.  Add in old-fashioned oats, pecans and craisins and mix until just blended — do not beat.


With a scoop about 2 inches, drop onto the lined parchment cookie sheets and bake for 13 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.   Cool on racks.  Now all that is left to do is enjoy!!


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