Oatmeal, Raisin, Pecan Cookies

My husband will be happy tonight when he sees I have made his favorite cookies.  He is a great lover of good old fashioned good for you too, oatmeal cookies.  Mine are made with the old fashioned rolled oats and pecans, raisins and apple juice so it packs a bigger nutrition bang than do most cookies.

The recipe was first in my Betty Crocker Kitchens cookbook from 43 years ago.  I have changed it and it has evolved, my version goes like this:

1/2 C. butter softened
1/4 C. Crisco
1 C. packed brown sugar
1/2 C. sugar
1 lg. egg
1/4 C. apple juice
1 t. vanilla
1 C. flour
1 1/4 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. soda
3/4 t. cloves
1 C. raisins
1 C. chopped pecans
3 C. old fashioned rolled oats

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix together the shortening, sugars, egg, juice, and vanilla.  Beat until fluffy and reduce the mixer speed to low and add slowly the remaining ingredients.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto either parchment or greased cookie sheets.  Bake 12-15 minutes until almost no imprint is left when touched.  Remove from baking sheet and cool.  Store in a tightly covered container.  Yield about 5 dozen cookies.
What child wouldn't love these after school with a cold glass of milk while doing homework??

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