Oatmeal Cookies

Southern Living
Makes 5 dozen


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1 1/4 cups butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 cups uncooked regular oats
1 1/2 cups raisins


Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; add egg and vanilla, beating until blended.

Combine flour and next 4 ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Stir in oats and raisins. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 375° for 9 to 11 minutes. Cool 1 minute on baking sheets; remove to wire racks to cool. Freeze up to 6 months.

Created date

October 2003