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Oatmeal Fruit Cookies (D/P, TNT)
Source: Self
Yield: 24 cookies

1-1/2 cup sugar (I used unbleached organic)
3/4 cup shortening or margarine
1/4 cup water
3 egg whites
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup (well-packed) assorted dried fruit
1 cup chocolate kisses or other chocolate

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Process dried fruit to pretty well-chopped (about raisin-size).

Using an electric mixer beat sugar, shortening, water, egg whites, and vanilla until creamy. On a lower speed, mix in oats, flour, and fruit.

Drop by rounded tablespoons on to silpat- or parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake 20 minutes or until tops begin to brown.

Allow baked cakes to cool on a rack, melt chocolate (I did it in the microwave). Place cooled cakes on parchment paper and decorate tops with melted chocolate using a spoon to drizzle.

Poster's Notes:
When you suddenly have friends in town and stopping by and you have no baking powder in the house and cookies really seem like the easiest thing to make... and thankfully you have an otherwise well-stocked pantry.

Posted by Jenni Person

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A