Oatmeal Cookies #1

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1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup brown sugar; packed
1/2 cup shortening
1 tablespoon raisins; optional
1 tablespoon semisweet chocolate chips; mini, optional
Sugar

In a medium bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda and brown sugar. Stir to blend, Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles corn meal, set aside. Add raisins and chocolate chips. Stir with a spoon until mixture holds together in one big ball. Shape one teaspoon of dough at a time into a ball.

Arrange on an un-greased cookie sheet. Butter bottom of a small drinking glass. Dip buttered glass bottom in sugar. Flatten each ball by pressing with sugarcoated glass.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes in mom’s oven or as directed in Easy-Bake Oven. Remove from oven. Cool on a rack. Each package of mix makes about 9 cookies.
Makes 9 Cookies

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