Holiday hermits

Yield: 72 Cookies

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Shortening, soft
1 cup Granulated sugar
1 cup Brown sugar, firmly packed
2 \N Eggs
2½ cup Sifted all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon Soda
½ teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Nutmeg
½ cup Buttermilk
½ cup Raisins
½ cup Diced mixed candied fruits
½ cup Chopped walnuts
1½ cup Quaker Oats, uncooked (quick or old-fashioned)

Beat shortening and sugars together until creamy. Blend in eggs. Sift together flour, soda, salt and spices. Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir in fruits, walnuts, and oats. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased cooky sheets. Bake in moderate oven (350 F.) 12 to 15 minutes. Source: Our Favorites for family and friends Reprinted with permission from The Quaker Oats Company Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias

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