Yield: 1 Servings
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1. Don't oversoften the shortening. If you're using real butter or oleo, do not soften in the microwave or let it get partly melted.
When the shortening is too soft, it will turn to oil when you bake the cookies.
2. Bake at very low heat; fold in dry ingredients by hand; and you can add a little toasted oatmeal.
Most recipes call for baking at 375 degrees for 9 to 11 minutes; Redford says this is much too hot and to bake at no higher than 325 degrees for approximately 20 minutes. "The cookies get a beautiful, even, golden color with a crusty top and soft, moist inside." If the edges of the cookies brown, the oven is too hot.