3/4 cup solid vegetable shortening 1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar 1 large egg 1/4 cup milk 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 3 cups quick-cooking rolled oats 1 cup peeled and finely diced apple — any baking apple 3/4 cup golden raisins 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 375°.
In a large bowl, combine shortening, brown sugar, egg, milk and vanilla. Beat at medium speed until well blended.
In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda and nutmeg. Gradually add to creamed mixture, mixing just until combined. Using a wooden spoon, stir in oats, apples, raisins and walnuts.
Drop rounded tablespoons of dough about 2″ apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until just set.
Remove from oven and cool about 2 minutes, then transfer to wire racks and cool completely.