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                         ED'S FAMOUS COWBOY COOKIES
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2   c            All-purpose flour
      1/2   c            Whole wheat flour
      1/2   ts           Baking powder
      1/2   ts           Salt
    1       c            Shortening
    1       c            Packed brown sugar
    1       c            Granulated sugar
    2                    Eggs
    1       t            Vanilla
    2       c            Quick-cooking oats
      3/4   c            Chopped dates
      1/2   c            Chopped raisins
      1/2   c            Chopped pecans
      3/4   c            Chocolate bits
                         -----OPTIONAL-----
                         Coconut, dried apricots,
                         Chopped walnuts,
                         Butterscotch chips, etc.
 
    This recipe is from my father-in-law Ed Stang. He just dumped in whatever
   goodies are on hand; they always taste great.
   
    Preheat oven to 350ø.
   
    In a medium bowl add all-purpose and whole wheat flours, baking powder and
   salt. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugars; blend in eggs and
   vanilla. Beat well.
   
    Add dry ingredients and mix well. Add oats, fruit, nuts and chocolate
   bits; mix in thoroughly. Dough will be crumbly.
   
    Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets, using fingers to shape
   together. Bake at 350ø about 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to
   rack to cool.
   
   Yield: about 6 dozen. Kathleen Stang, freelance food writer, Seattle, WA
   
      Randy Shearer
  
 
 
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