Hilary's oatmeal crisps

Yield: 60 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup All-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 cup Vegetable shortening; solid
1 cup Light brown sugar; packed
½ cup Granulated sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
2 Eggs
2 cups Rolled oats; old-fashioned
2 cups Raisins; optional

Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat shortening, sugars and vanilla in a large bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the flour mixture and rolled oats. Stir in raisins, if using. Drop by well-rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Cool cookies on sheets on wire racks for 2 minutes then transfer cookies to wire racks to cool. Makes 5 dozen; 7½ dozen with raisins.

Source: "A White House Christmas" Family Circle, 12/21/93 Recipe by: Hilary Clinton

Posted to TNT - Prodigy's Recipe Exchange Newsletter by MarySpero@... (MS MARY E SPERO) on 9 No, v 1997

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