5 mini bags Nilla Wafer Minis-or use regular sized Nilla Wafers
8 ounces soft cream cheese
⅓ cup sugar
8 ounce tub cool whip
½ cup cherry preserves
1 can cherry pie filling
Line a loaf pan with Nilla Wafers across bottom. In a mixer beat cream cheese and sugar. When smooth, beat in cool whip. Spread half the cheesecake mixture over the cookies gently. Stir the preserves to loosen them and dollop over the cheesecake mixture. Spread gently. Add another layer of Nilla Wafers and top with the rest of the cheesecake mix. Pour on the Cherry Pie Filling. Park in fridge overnight and serve with some whipped cream! YUM!
In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Combine the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and cloves; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in the oats, carrots, and pecans.
To freeze cookie dough, see freeze option. To bake immediately, drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° until lightly browned, 6-8 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Freeze option: Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets. Freeze until firm. Transfer cookie dough balls to resealable plastic freezer bag. May be frozen up to 3 months. To bake, place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
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