Orange Oatmeal Cookies

Shaped 
Christmas Cookies

  • 2 cups Basic Cookie Mix
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons grated orange rind
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Combine all ingredients, mixing well. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: about 2 1/2 dozen.

Note: Lemon rind and juice or spices may be substituted for orange rind and juice.

Basic Cookie Mix:

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats, uncooked
  • 2 cups corn flakes

Combine shortening and sugar in a large bowl, blending well.

Combine remaining ingredients; mix well. Add to sugar mixture, blending well. Cover and store in refrigerator until ready to use.

Yield: cookie mix for about 10 dozen cookies.





 

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