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Poor Man's Cookies Recipe

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2 cups rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar, packed
cup white sugar
1 cup flour
tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
cup hot water
cup shortening, melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla
raisins or nuts, optional

1. Heat oven to 350.
2. Mix together oats, sugars, flour and salt. Set aside.
3. Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water. Add to it the cooled melted shortening and vanilla.
4. Stir dry ingredients into the liquid mixture. Blend well.
5. Add raisins or nuts if desired. Shape dough into walnut sized balls. Place on greased cookie sheet.
6. Bake for about 10 minutes.




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