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Oatmeal Almond Cookies

For this recipe you will need:

  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup light molasses
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup raisins or chopped dates
  • 1 cup chopped toasted almonds

Heat oven to 350°. Lightly grease baking sheets.

In large bowl, with electric mixer, cream brown sugar and oil until light.

Add egg; beat well. Blend in molasses and almond extract. Blend in flour and remaining ingredients.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet, about 2 1/2 to 3 inches apart.

Bake cookies for 8 to 12 minutes or until browned. Immediately remove to wire racks to cool. Makes about 48 cookies.

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