Sourdough Oatmeal Cookies

by the MoeGang Household

My mother would often have these waiting for me when I got off the bus.

3/4 cup brown sugar
6 Tbls butter
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup sourdough
1/2 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup of raisins

Replace the walnuts and raisins with something of your preference. Any dried fruit and nut combination that you like would work. I like craisins and pecans. I think a dried apricot or date would be fantastic also.
I bribed my eight-year-old to help me make the cookies by letting him choose what we put in them. He chose chocolate chips of course.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
Cream the brown sugar, butter and shortening.
Add sourdough and mix.
Add the flour and spices and mix.
Add the oatmeal and fruit and nut and mix.
Drop spoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
Try to allow them to cool before sampling!

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