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                         Mrs. King’s Irresistibles
 Recipe By     : Mary Otten <mary@smart.net>
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2  c.            walnut halves
    1 1/2  c.            raisins
    1 1/2  c.            unsweetened granola mix
    1      c.            old-fashioned rolled oats
    6      oz.           chocolate chips
    1 2/3  c.            flour
    1      tsp.          baking soda
    1      tsp.          baking powder
      1/2  tsp.          salt
    1      c.            brown sugar
      3/4  c.            sugar
    1      c.            unsalted butter, cut in pats
    2                    eggs
    1      tsp.          vanilla
 Preheat oven to 375 deg.  Toast walnuts on cookie sheet in preheating
 oven, stirring, about 7 min. until lightly borwned.  Cool.  Toss together
 raisins, granola, oats, and chocolate chips in large bowl.  Sift together
 flour, soda, baking pwoder, and salt into small bowl.  Whisk together to
 combine thoroughly.  Add walnuts and set aside.  Place sugars in food
 processor.  Whirl till blended.  Add butter.  Whirl until smooth and
 creamy.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Whirl to combine.  Add flour mixture.
 Pulse in just until incorporated.  Scrape into granola mixutre; combine
 with wooden spoon.  Shape dough into balls with hand, using 2 tblesp.
 (level) of dough for each.  Place 2 apart on ungreased sheets.  Bake at
 375 deg. for 12-15 min. or until golden.  Cookies should be very soft
 when pressed.  Cool cookies on sheets a few min. before transferring to
 racks to cool completely (I always just transfer to brown grocery bags).
 Store airtight at room temp. for several weeks.
 These are impressive.  And toasting the walnuts makes a big difference in
 taste--don't skip that step.
 I love the idea of cookie exchanges--but I participated in one that every
 cookie recipe except for mine and one other had peanuts in them.  It was
 definitely too much of a good thing!  So another idea might be a
 traditional one from your family’s “homeland”.  There probably wouldn't
 be any duplications that way.
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