Oatmeal Crisps

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • 3 cups Quick oats

  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped fine

  • 1 tsp. vanilla

  • 1 cup shortening

  • 2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 tsp. baking soda

  • 1 tsp. grated lemon peel

  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • 1 tsp, ground nutmeg

In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and knead together to form a dough. Place half the dough, shaped into a rough rope, on a large piece of plastic wrap. Fold the plastic over and work the dough into the shape of a log 2 inches in diameter. Repeat with the remaining dough. Freeze the logs until hard, about 2 hours.

To make the cookies, cut the dough into 3/16 inch slices and place on non-stick cookie sheets. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool or eat warm from the oven.

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