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Ranch Cookies

I thought I would share with you my most favorite cookie recipe.  This is my grandma's Ranch Cookie recipe that comes from our family recipe book.  I love to make these in the summer for our guests as an after lunch dessert.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Ranch Cookies

The Family Recipe Book - This book has seen over 20 years of cooking.

1/2 Cup Shortening
1/2 Cup Butter
  2 Cups Brown Sugar
  2 Cups Apple Sauce
  2 Eggs beaten
3 1/2 Cups Flour
  2 tsp Baking Soda
  1 tsp Baking Powder
  2 tsp Cinnamon
  1 tsp Salt
  2 Cups rolled oats
  1 12 oz. package Chocolate Chips
  2 Cups nuts (optional)

Cream first five ingredients. Sift together dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture.  Add chips, oats and nuts. Drop by tablespoons onto greased baking sheet.  Bake 12-15 minutes at 375 degrees.

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