Fruit & Nut Oatmeal Cookies

Submitted by: CindyP on April 29, 2011

I’ve always favored oatmeal cookies. Oatmeal cookies in any form–plain, with raisins, with chocolate chips, loaded with anything you think might sound good.

Servings: 5 doz (2 1/2" cookies)   Prep Time: 20 min   Cook Time: 8-10 min  


1/2 cup shortening
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons molasses
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups oats (or 1 cup oats and 1 cup granola or 2 cups granola)
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 cup dried fruit of any kind


Mix shortening, sugar, eggs and molasses together thoroughly.

Sift flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together and stir into mixture.

Stir in oats/granola, nuts and fruit.

Drop rounded teaspoonfuls about 2″ apart on lightly greased baking sheet or silpat covered sheet.

Bake in a 400F oven about 8-10 minutes.

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