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Quaker's Best Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Gayle McCullouck
Added: Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt (optional)
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)

Directions:
Directions:
Heat oven to 375. 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; mix well. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 9 minutes for a chewy cookie or 10 to 11 minutes for a crisp cookie. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet before removing to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

For bars; press dough onto bottom of ungreased 13x9 baking pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack before cutting into bars. Store tightly covered.

Variations: Stir in 1 cup raisins or chopped nuts. Or omit spices; stir in 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, butterscotch chips or peanut butter-flavored chips.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
3 doz. or 24 bars

 

 

 

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