Friday, February 8, 2013

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This is an all-time family favorite.

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1 Cup butter, softened
1 Cup brown sugar
1/2 Cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1&1/2 Cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 Cups old fashioned oats
1 Cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (if desired)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well. Add combined flour, soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Mix well again. Stir in oats, raisins and walnuts if using. Drop by large teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Do not overbake.

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