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Oatmeal Walnut Cookies

 Oatmeal Walnut Cookies
These yummy cookies, from Marjorie Ferrin of Colorado Springs, Colorado, are perfect with an afternoon cup of coffee or glass of milk.
14 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons beaten egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream shortening and sugars. Beat in egg and
  • vanilla. In a small bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking soda and
  • salt. Gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in walnuts.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until edges are lightly
  • browned. Let stand for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to
  • cool completely. Yield: 14 cookies.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 99 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 48 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.