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       Title: Holiday Hermits
  Categories: Cookies, Drop
       Yield: 72 cookies
  
       1 c  Shortening, soft
       1 c  Granulated sugar
       1 c  Brown sugar, firmly packed
       2    Eggs
   2 1/2 c  Sifted all-purpose flour
     1/2 ts Soda
     1/2 ts Salt
       1 ts Cinnamon
     1/2 ts Nutmeg
     1/2 c  Buttermilk
     1/2 c  Raisins
     1/2 c  Diced mixed candied fruits
     1/2 c  Chopped walnuts
   1 1/2 c  Quaker Oats, uncooked
            -- (quick or old-fashioned)
  
   Beat shortening and sugars together until creamy.  Blend in eggs.
   Sift together flour, soda, salt and spices.  Add to creamed mixture
   alternately with buttermilk.  Stir in fruits, walnuts, and oats.
   Drop by teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased cooky sheets.  Bake in
   moderate oven (350 F.) 12 to 15 minutes.
   
   Source: Our Favorites for family and friends
   Reprinted with permission from The Quaker Oats Company
   Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
  
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