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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (D/P, TNT)
Source: Quaker Oatmeal
Yield: 4 dozen

1/2 pound (2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 cups oatmeal (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup raisins (see note)

Heat oven to 350°F.

In large bowl, beat margarine and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats and raisins; mix well.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

Poster's Notes:
Substitute 1 cup diced dried mixed fruit.

Stir in 1 cup chopped nuts.

Substitute 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or candy-coated chocolate pieces for raisins; omit cinnamon.

HIGH ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Increase flour to 1-3/4 cups and bake as directed.

BAR COOKIES: Press dough onto bottom of ungreased 13"x9" baking pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Store tightly covered. Makes 24 bars.

Posted by Raquel Schnitzer

Nutritional Info Per Serving: Per 1 cookie: Calories 90, Calories From Fat 35, Total Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 70mg, Total Carbohydrates 14g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Protein 1g, Total Sugars 8g.