The Chocolate Gourmand

Oatmeal Cookies
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Preheat Oven to 375°F

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt (optional)
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg (optional)
3 cups rolled oats (not quick cook)
1 cup raisins (you can also use dried cranberries)

Cream butter, sugar and eggs together. In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Slowly add this to the creamed butter mixture until blended. Add oats and blend well. Fold in raisins by hand.

Bake 11-13 minutes until browned on edges. Cool 1 - 2 minutes on cookie sheets and then remove to wire cooling rack. Makes about 30 cookies when rolled into 1 1/4" circles.