These are so good, the craisins give you a touch of red,  you might want to package them up and give them as  a Valentine present to your special someone

1 cup butter flavored shortening, 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, 2 large eggs, 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk, 1 1/2 cups cake flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 3 cups quick-cooking oats, 1 1/4 cups craisins, 3/4 cups chopped pecans.

In a large bowl cream shortening and sugar until creamy and fluffy.  Add eggs; 1 at a time, beat well after each addition. Stir in buttermilk.  Set aside.  In a separate bowl dump together all the dry ingredients and stir together well.  Gradually add the dry ingredient into the creamed shortening mix.  Add the oatmeal, craisins, and nuts.  Put the bowl and a tablespoon in the freezer for about 15 minutes.  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Get out a  cooled dough and tablespoon, Scoop out a tablespoon of the dough and drop it onto a lightly greased cookie ship.  The scoops should be about 2 inches apart.  Bake for 6-8 minutes or until the cookies are a light brown around the edges.  Remove from the oven allow to cool and remove from the pan.  Cool off the cookie sheet then bake the next batch.


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