Oatmeal Crispies

1 cup shortening
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups self-rising flour
3 cups uncooked oats
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup raisins

Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla and beat well with electric mixer. Add flour to creamed mixture. Stir in oatmeal and nuts. Mix well. Drop by spoon. Place on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350F for about 10 minutes. You may add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana