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Old fashioned oatmeal cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Old fashioned oatmeal cookies, by , is from Family Favorites, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Sue Tubbs
Added: Monday, November 12, 2007


1 c butter or margarine, softened
(you may also substitute 1 c applesauce for butter)
3/4 c brown sugar packed
3/4 c granulated white sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 lg eggs
1 over ripe banana (opt)
2 c old-fashioned oats
1 c all-purpose flour
1/3 c whole wheat flour
1/3 c milled flax seed
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c coconut
1c walnuts or other nuts chopped (opt)
1 c raisins
1 c cran - raisins

In a large bowl with electric mixer, beat butter, brown sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add eggs and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Add oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Mix on low speed until blended. Add nuts, cran-raisins, and raisins and mix on medium speed until incorporated. Let dough "rest" while you preheat oven to 350. Drop cookie batter into greased sheets using small ice cream scoop (mine is 1 1/2 inch across, this makes the cookies more uniform in size. Bake for 15-18 min or until golden brown. Let stand on baking sheets 2 minutes before transferring to racks to cool. Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.




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