Favorite Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

2 sticks butter, softened

2 C brown sugar*

2 eggs

1 t baking soda

1 t cinnamon

1/2 t salt

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 3/4 C flour

3 c quick oats

1 1/2 C raisins (optional)

1 C pecan halves (optional)

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Add salt, baking soda, vanilla, and cinnamon. Mix well. Add flour, then oatmeal. Blend well. Add raisins at this time and pecans.

Preheat oven to 375°.

Place dough on cookie sheets or sheet pans. I sometime make giant patties as big as my hand. Flatten them slightly and bake for 8-10 minutes.

I have been known to soak the raisins in dark rum a few hours. Let them drain in a sieve overnight before baking. The cookies are moister, and stay that way longer.


∗You can make your own brown sugar. 1 C white sugar with 2 T molasses.  For dark brown sugar, use 3-4 T molasses.

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