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Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies


Here's a recipe you are sure to enjoy. It reminds me of the oatmeal cookies I used to eat as girl, and my husband devours these by the handful. This makes a lot of cookies, but you'll be glad you made plenty, when you see how fast they disappear.

3 cups old fashioned oats
4 cups flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
2 cups butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup raisin, chopped

Icing:
4 cups powdered sugar
5-6 tablespoons milk, as needed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In medium bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs one at a time. Stir in vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture, and then chopped raisins.

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 11-15 minutes until edges are golden brown. Cool on wire rack. 

To make icing, whisk together powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Spread over cooled cookies and allow to set. Makes 5-6 dozen.
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