Favorite Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

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I have been craving raisin oatmeal cookies for quite a while. Now that my panggangan is finally fixed, we decided to make some as a family last night to send to our great grandpa for his birthday. He loves cookies & at 94, I think he is possibly entitled to as many cookies as he would like!

While I’ve tried several other recipes, this is my favorite. It comes from the Sunmaid Raisins website with a few of my own tweaks.

1 1/2 c. softened butter
2 c. packed brown sugar
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. milk
2 large eggs
2 t. vanilla
2 1/4 c. flour
2 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. nutmeg
1/4 t. cardamom
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
6 c. oatmeal
2 c. raisins
2 c. chopped nuts (optional)

Cream butter, sugars, milk, eggs, & vanilla until light & fluffy.

Combine flour, spices, baking soda & salt. Add to butter mixture & mix well.

Stir in oats, raisins, & nuts.

Drop by tablespoons onto greased cookie sheets.

Bake 12-15 mintues.

To keep these soft & moist rather than hard & crunchy, take them out just before they are done. Remove from cookie sheets as soon as they come out of the oven. Cool on racks – they will firm up as they cool.

Store in airtight container along with a slice of bread. The bread will keep them soft & moist.

Source Recipe: http://triedandtruefavoriterecipes.blogspot.com

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