Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
3/4 cup margarine or butter
1  3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 cups rolled oats
In a mixing bowl beat maragirne or butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add about half of the flour, the brown sugar, sugar, egg, baking powder, vanilla and baking soda. Beat untill thoroughly combined. Beat in remaining flour. Stir in oats.

For the Holidays:
Add 1/2 cup craisins
and 1/2 cup (or more) white chocolate chips

For anytime:
Add 1/2 cup raisins
and 1/2 cup (or more) semisweet chocolate chips

Add 1/2 cup chopped walnuts to either recipe

Drop by rounded teaspoons, 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 to 12 minues or till edges are golden. Cool cookies on a wire rack.
Makes 48 cookies.