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       Title: Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Fancies
  Categories: Cookies, Chocolate
       Yield: 1 servings
  
     1/2 c  Sliced almonds
     3/4 c  Golden crisco shortening
   1 1/4 c  Firmly packed brown sugar
       1    Egg
     1/3 c  Milk
   1 1/2 ts Vanilla
     1/2 ts Almond extract
       3 c  Quick oats; uncooked
       1 c  All-purpose flour
     1/2 ts Baking soda
     1/2 ts Salt
       6 oz White chocolate; coarsely
            -chopped
       6 oz Semisweet chocolate
            ; coarsely chopped
     1/2 c  Red candied cherries *
     1/2 c  Sliced almonds
  
   * coarsely chopped red candied cherries or well-drained
   maraschino cherries1. Preheat oven to 375F (190C). Spread
   almonds on baking sheet. Bake 5 minutes or until almonds
   are golden brown. Cool completely. Reserve.
   2. Grease baking sheets with shortening. Place sheets foil
   on countertop for cooling cookies.
   3. Combine shortening, brown sugar, egg, milk, vanilla and
   almond extract in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of
   electric mixer until well blended.
   4. Combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt. Mix into
   creamed mixture at low speed just until blended. Stir in
   white chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, cherries and
   reserved almonds.
   5. Drop by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls (15 mL) of
   dough 2 inches (5 cm) apart onto greased baking sheet.
   6. Bake one baking sheet at a time at 375F (190C) for 10
   to 12 minutes or until are lightly browned. DO NOT
   OVERBAKE. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to
   foil to cool completely.
     Makes: About 4 dozen cookies
  
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