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Saturday, December 1, 2007

Recipes from Ms Whit: Apricot Oatmeal Cookies


Recipes from Ms Whit: Apricot Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups rolled oats, finely ground
2 cups white or wheat flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
2 cups pecans, walnuts or almonds, chopped

Preheat oven to 375ยบ F and place rack in center position.
Beat butter and shortening with sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Stir in vanilla. Grind oats in food processor until fine, then
combine with flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
Gradually stir flour mixture into butter mixture. Fold
oats, apricots and nuts into batter and drop by heaping
tablespoons, onto lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 10-12
minutes, or until golden brown. Cool 2-3 minutes then
remove to rack to cool thoroughly befor serving.

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