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    Ali's Oatmeal Cookies

    Source of Recipe


    List of Ingredients

    1 c Butter-flavored shortening
    1 c Granulated sugar
    1 c Firmly packed brown sugar
    2 Eggs
    1 ts Vanilla
    1 1/2 c Plus 1 tb sifted all-purpose
    -flour, divided
    1 ts Baking soda
    3/4 ts Salt
    2 1/2 c Old-fashioned or:
    2 1/2 c Quick-cooking oatmeal,
    1 c Finely chopped hazelnuts
    1 c Finely diced dried apricots
    1 c White chocolate chips


    Best Oatmeal Cookie, Oregon State Fair Susan Middleton and Alisha
    Delos, Keizer
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, mix shortening, the
    sugars, eggs and vanilla. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer
    until well-blended.
    Combine 1 1/2 cups of flour, baking soda and salt. Stir into the
    shortening mixture. Stir in oatmeal. Stir in nuts.
    Toss apricots with remaining 1 tablespoon flour. Stir into dough.
    Stir in white chocolate chips.
    Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. Flatten slightly and place 2 inches
    apart on ungreased baking sheets.
    Bake 11 to 13 minutes until slightly moist in the center and just
    beginning to brown around the edges. Remove immediately to
    wax-paper-covered paper towels.
    Makes 3 dozen




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