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COWBOY COOKIES

1 cup vegetable shortening or 1/2 pound (2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups QuakerŽ Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped Almonds
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup raisins

  1. Heat oven to 350?F. In large bowl, beat shortening and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder; mix well. Add oats, chocolate chips, almonds, coconut and raisins; mix well.
  2. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

ABOUT 5 DOZEN

NUTRTIRION INFORMATION: 1 cookie
Calories 140, Calories From Fat 60, Total Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 15mg, Total Carbohydrates 18g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Protein 1g