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Black Forest Oatmeal Crisps

 Black Forest Oatmeal Crisps
Although the recipe for my hearty chocolate-cherry novelties is sized right for a bake sale or cookie exchange, it can be cut in half for smaller gatherings.
84 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 6 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped or 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped red candied cherries
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream shortening and sugars. Add the eggs, one at a time,
  • beating well after each addition. Beat in milk and extract. Combine
  • flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder; gradually add to the
  • creamed mixture. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking
  • sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 14 dozen.

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Black Forest Oatmeal Crisps (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 87 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 44 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.