Oatmeal helps lower cholesterol and boosts the immune system. You don’t have to eat oatmeal plain to enjoy its healthful benefits. Try this Oatmeal Crisps Recipe for a crunchy cookie packed with nutritional fiber. This recipe is excerpted from Farm Anatomy (Storey Publishing, 2011) by Julia Rothman.
Oatmeal Crisps Recipe
2 cups shortening
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
6 cups old-fashioned oats
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped nuts
6 ounces (1 cup) chocolate morsels (optional)
1. Mix together all of the ingredients. Put several large spoonfuls of dough onto a sheet of waxed paper. Chill at least overnight.
2. Preheat oven to 350° F. Bake the dough on ungreased baking sheets for about 7 minutes, or until edges just begin to lightly brown. The dough keeps for weeks rolled up in the refrigerator, and it is easy to slice and bake at any time.
Yield: 6 dozen oatmeal crisps
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