old fashioned oatmeal apple cookies

3/4 cup Butter Flavor Crisco
1-1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup flour
1-1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup peeled, diced apples
3/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup broken walnut pieces

Heat oven to 375 F. Grease baking sheets with Crisco. Cream Crisco, brown sugar, egg, milk and vanilla at medium speed of electric mixer for 1-1/2 minutes. Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt. Beat into creamed mixture at low speed until well-blended or by hand with a large spoon. Stir in fruit and nuts. Stir in oats. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls of dough on greased baking sheet. Bake at 375F for 13 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove to cooling rack. Makes 2-1/2 dozen cookies.

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