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Dad’s Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Yields1 Serving

 1/4 cup butter, softened
 1/4 cup canola oil
 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
 a good shake of cinnamon
 1 large egg
 1 tsp. vanilla
 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
 1/2 tsp. baking soda
 1/2 tsp. salt
 1 cup raisins or other dried fruit
 1/3 cup coconut (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl beat the butter, oil, brown sugar and cinnamon until creamy; beat in the egg ad vanilla.


Add the flour, oats, baking soda and salt and stir until almost combined; add the raisins or other dried fruit and stir just until blended. Drop large blobs on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 12-14 minutes, until set around the edges but still soft in the middle.