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Raison Oatmeal Cookies

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Ingredients

1/2 to 3/4 cup raisins in 1 cup (more or less) hot water
1 1/4 cups softened butter or margarine
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
3 generous cups quick or regular oatmeal
3/4 cup chopped nuts, such as pecans
Nonstick cooking spray

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a water, rehydrate the raisins in hot water. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, cream together the butter or margarine and sugars. Then beat in the egg; add the vanilla. In another bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and ground cloves. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and stir to blend. Drain the rehydrated raisins and mix in, then add the oatmeal and mix. Using hands if necessary, mix in the nuts. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. Drop mixture on pans by heaping teaspoonsful spaced 2 inches apart. Bake 9-11 minutes or until bottoms begin to brown. Remove immediately from pan. Makes about 6 dozen.

Zane Rozkalns, Port Byron



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