Not your average oat biscuit, these contain cinnamon, raisins, chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. They are a snap to make, just mix and bake.
I wanted to cut down on the fat, so I used 2 tablespoons less butter then suggested and they came out very chewy. I had planned to add apple sauce to make up for the butter I left out but I forgot, and they turned out great. I also added dried cranberries instead of chocolate chips, which made them very very good. - 08 Feb 2003 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I played a little fast-and-loose with some of the additions to the dough. My household is not crazy about raisins, so left those out. But used the nuts and chocolate chips and even added some white chocolate chips that I had left over from another recipe. Love the deeper flavor of these over most basic oatmeal cookies and may even try them some time with the raisins. My husband loved and my co-workers "snarfed" them. - 22 Jan 2002 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Hmmm. I think this recipe needs a few more instructions, especially if using chocolate chips. Here's what I would add/change: Important...cool melted butter and shortening before adding to the mix (if you don't, you melt the chocolate chips). I would also cut the butter down to 3/4 or 1/2 as one user suggested; add 1/2 tsp. more ground cinnamon and split the sugar into 1/2 cup white and 1/2 cup raw or demerrara or brown sugar. Other then that, I think the next batch should turn out better. - 24 Oct 2003 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)