Oatmeal Drop Cookies

From The Modern Family Cookbook

1½ cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1½ cups rolled oats
â…” cup buttermilk
½ cup chopped nuts
1 cup seedless raisins, plumped

Sift flour, measure, and resift twice with salt, soda and cinnamon. Cream shortening, blend in sugar, and add slightly beaten egg; beat until smooth and light. Stir in half the flour; then add milk, rest of flour, oats, nuts, and raisins, stirring until well mixed. Drop from a teaspoon onto a buttered baking sheet, and bake in a moderately hot oven (400° F.) for 10 minutes, or until nicely browned. About 36 cookies.

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