Karen is one of our guests each morning on Your Money Matters with the folks from Town Center Financial Services in Warren. She's not only a financial whiz, she can cook! She and her husband have a cottage in Canada and make their own maple syrup. This is a recipe she makes using that syrup.

1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. salt
1 egg
1 c. light brown sugar, packed
1/2 c. shortening (Karen uses oil)
1/2 c. melted butter
1 T. real maple syrup or molasses
1/4 c. milk
1 3/4 c. Quaker Oats old fashioned oatmeal
1/2 c. raisins
1/2 c. chopped pecans

Mix all ingredients together. Drop by teaspoonsfull onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350° for 12 minutes or til lightly browned. Recipe can be doubled.

Oatmeal Cookies recipe from the June, 2007, Menu Minder