Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Cowboy Oatmeal Cookies

Cowboy Oatmeal Cookies

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From the kitchen of Hardy Russell

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
12 minutes
3 dozen
Contains nuts, Good for parties/potlucks


1 cup Crisco (shortening)
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups quick oatmeal
2 eggs
1 package butterscotch chips (or caramel)
1 cup chopped nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Cream Crisco and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well.

  3. Sift together flour, salt, and soda, add to mixture.

  4. Add oatmeal (dough will be very stiff), butterscotch chips and nuts.

  5. Drop spoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet.

  6. Bake for 12 minutes or until brown.

  7. Cool slightly and remove from pan.


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