Friday, March 6, 2009

Mom’s Oatmeal Cookies

1 1/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 cups Quick Oats (uncooked)
1 cup chocolate chips OR raisins (optional)

In large bowl, beat margarine and sugars until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; mix well. Add oats and chocolate chips or raisins: mix well

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets.

Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 9 minutes for a chewy cookie or 10 to 11 minutes for a crisp cookie. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

makes: 3 dozen

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