Monday, May 17, 2010

Soft Oatmeal Cookies

Soft Oatmeal Cookies
By Louise
Requested by Suzy & Loretta
Categories: Cookies, Dessert
Yield: 40 servings
1/2 c Margarine
1 c Sugar
2 lg Eggs
1 ts Vanilla
1 1/2 c Oatmeal (not inst)
1 1/2 c Flour
1/2 ts Baking soda
1/2 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts Salt
1 ts Cinnamon
1/2 ts Ground allspice
1/2 ts Ground nutmeg
1/4 c Milk
1 c Raisins or dates
1 c Nuts; chopped (Optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease some cookie sheets.
2. Combine the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl, and beat until thoroughly blended. Add the eggs and vanilla, and beat until light and fluffy, then stir in the oatmeal. Stir and toss together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and allspice, and add them to the first mixture along with the milk. Beat until completely mixed. Stir in the raisins and nuts.
3. Drop the dough by heaping teaspoonsful onto the prepared cookie sheets, placing them about 2 " apart, and bake for about 12 minutes, or until the edges are brown.  Cool and wrap.

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