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Fruity Oatmeal Cookies
Fruity Oatmeal cookies are perfect for dessert or an afternoon snack.
1 Cup raisins or dates
1/4 Cup orange or pineapple juice
1 2/3 Cups sugar, or 1 Cup honey and 1/3 Cup brown sugar
1/2 Cup cooking oil
1/2 Cup peanut butter
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla or orange flavoring
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 Cups Natural White Flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 Cups finely chopped Oatmeal
Heat oven to 350 degrees, lightly grease baking sheet; set aside
In microwaveable bowl, combine raisins and juice, microwave 30 seconds. Cool, then run through food processor or chop fine.
In a large bowl, combine sugar, oil, peanut butter, eggs, raisin mixture, vanilla and salt. Mix well.
Add flour, baking soda, baking power. Mix well.
Add oatmeal. Mix well. Should be stiff dough; add a little additional flour if needed.
Drop dough by walnut-size balls onto prepared baking sheet, press down with fork.
Bake about 10 to 12 minutes, flip over with spatula when done and leave on hot baking sheet for a few minutes. Yields about 60 cookies.